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 High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action, Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz, 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.

Nearly 40 health care institutions representing the interests of more than 3,000 hospitals and health centers in 18 countries have joined Race to Zero with Health Care Without Harm. As healers, they know that prevention and preparedness are essential to fighting the climate crisis and that the road to recovery begins with transformative climate solutions.

Race to zero

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Bertha Gxowa Hospital in Johannesburg - Photo Credit Susan Wilburn
Because together, we can do this. And we’re already on the way.

Join the race

Throughout 2021 and beyond, 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

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Health Institutions in the Race to Zero

Argentina
Hospital Universitario Austral

Australia
Ambulance Victoria
Hunter New England Local Health District

Brazil
Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Hospital Albert Einstein
Sociedade Beneficente de Senhoras Hospital Sírio Libanês
Santa Casa BH Medical Specialties Center
Santa Casa de Misericórdia da Bahia - Hospital Santa Izabel
SPDM - Associação Paulista para o Desenvolvimento da Medicina
Rede D'Or São Luiz S.A.

Chile
Servicio de Salud de Valdivia

Colombia
Hospital San Rafael de Pasto

Costa Rica
Hospital Clínica Biblica

Denmark
Capital Region of Denmark

France
Centre Hospitalier de Niort

Germany
Evangelische Elisabeth Klinik
Evangelisches Krankenhaus Hubertus
Fachklinik Gaißach
Krankenhaus Havelhöhe

Greece
General Hospital of Syros
 

India
PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research
Amrita Hospital, Faridabad
Aravind Eye Care System
Bhagat Chandra Hospital

Mexico
Centro Estatal de Vigilancia Epidemiológica y Control de Enfermedades
Hospital Municipal Hermenegildo Galeana Jiquipilco
Hospital Municipal Villa del Carbón

South Africa
Netcare
Western Cape Government Health

Spain
Galician Health Service
Hospital General La Mancha Centro

Sweden
Region Västra Götaland

Taiwan
Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital

United Kingdom
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Highlands

United States
Providence
University of California Davis Health
University of Vermont Medical Center