Join the largest ever alliance committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions

Health Care Without Harm is honored to be the Race to Zero health care partner. This United Nations backed global campaign rallies non-state actors – including companies, cities, regions, financial and educational institutions – to take rigorous and immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030 and deliver a healthier, fairer zero carbon world. All members are committed to the same overarching goal: reducing emissions across all scopes swiftly and fairly in line with the Paris Agreement, with transparent action plans and robust near-term targets. Led by the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, Her Excellency Ms. Razan Al Mubarak and Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Race To Zero mobilizes actors outside of national governments to join the Climate Ambition Alliance, which was launched at the UN Secretary General's Climate Action Summit 2019 by the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera.

More than 60 health care institutions representing the interests of over 14,000 hospitals and health centers in 26 countries have joined Race to Zero with Health Care Without Harm to date. As healers, they know that prevention and preparedness are essential to face the climate crisis and that the road to recovery begins with transformative climate solutions

Watch the May 26, 2021 launch of the Race to Zero campaign for health care.

Race to Zero

Bertha Gxowa Hospital in Johannesburg - Photo Credit Susan Wilburn

Join the race

We're building a robust coalition of health care institutions committed to zero emissions and creating a more inclusive and resilient economy. The Race to Zero is open to all health care institutions including hospitals, health care systems, and health care facilities that are not national health ministries party to the UNFCCC.

As the Race to Zero health care partner, Health Care Without Harm is inviting health care institutions to join the Race to Zero through our Health Care Climate Challenge initiative.

By joining Race to Zero, health care institutions receive a membership in the Health Care Climate Challenge and Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (if your institution is not already a member). These networks provide access to a suite of tools, resources and people to assist health care institutions in reducing their carbon footprint, implementing successful sustainability projects and programs, and achieving the ambition of Race to Zero. 

To join Race to Zero, institutions are invited to submit a letter stating a commitment to reaching net zero emission by 2050 and reporting annually on progress towards these goals. 

For more information on Race to Zero, member requirements and how to join, please see our FAQs

Health institutions in the Race to Zero

Hospital Universitario Austral

Ambulance Victoria
Echuca Regional Hospital
Hunter New England Local Health District
Your Community Health

Clinical Hospital of Botucatu Medical School
Hospital do Rocio
Hospital Pequeno Príncipe
Rede D'Or São Luiz S.A. 
Santa Casa de Misericórdia da Bahia - Hospital Santa Izabel
Sociedade Beneficente de Senhoras Hospital Sírio Libanês
Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Hospital Albert Einstein
SPDM - Associação Paulista para o Desenvolvimento da Medicina

Servicio de Salud de Valdivia

Fundación Hospital San Pedro
Hospital San Rafael de Pasto
Instituto Oncológico Ospedale Inoos S.A.S

Costa Rica
Hospital Clínica Bíblica

Dr. Becker Company Group
Evangelisches Krankenhaus Hubertus
Fachklinik Gaißach
Krankenhaus Havelhöhe


General Hospital of Syros

Amrita Hospital, Faridabad
Aravind Eye Care System
CSI Lombard Mission Hospital
Kerala Directorate of Health Services

Syamsudin Hospital

Sunway Medical Centre Velocity

Centro Médico ABC

New Zealand
The Eye Surgery Hastings

Mary Johnston Hospital
St. Paul Hospital Iloilo

Wolica Healthcare Center for Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital / Yishun Health

South Africa
Western Cape Government Health

Consortium of Health and Social Care of Catalonia
Galician Health Service
Hospitals Consortium from VIC (CHV)
Hospital Saint John of God Tenerife

Region Västra Götaland

Oviva AG

Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation Douliu Tzu Chi Hospital
Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital

Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital
Makarak Hospital
Prapokklao Hospital

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

United States
CommonSpirit Health
University of California Davis Health
University of California Irvine Health
University of California Los Angeles Health
University of California San Diego Health
University of California San Francisco Health
University of Vermont Medical Center

Medland Hospital