Resources for Climate-Smart Health Care

We provide a range of resources to support climate-smart health care implementation. These resources include guides, webinars, videos, and more to help you begin and continue a journey to reduce health care emissions and increase climate resilience in your health facilities and systems.

The WHO Leadership on the Road to COP26

As part of the COP26 Health Programme, the Health Care Without Harm is working alongside the COP26 Presidency, the World Health Organization, and the UNFCCC Climate Champions to engage countries and stakeholders on climate and health. This webinar, held on June 10, 2021, provides an overview of the COP26 Health Initiatives on Climate Resilient Health Systems and Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems.

British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste supports health care decarbonization

Ambassador Jenkins discusses the importance of recognizing health care system vulnerability against climate change, and health care’s role as a major global carbon emitter. He supports Health Care Without Harm’s Road Map as a useful tool to help health systems understand how to prevent carbon emissions while also ensuring the protection of climate impact vulnerable communities

A “Climate-Smart Health Care” approach: Mitigation and Anchoring Community Resilience

This 2017 World Bank report, co-produced with Health Care Without Harm, provides a new approach to bridge the gap between adaptation and mitigation in the health sector. Climate-Smart healthcare encompasses both low-carbon and resilience strategies in an overarching framework rather than treating mitigation and adaptation solutions as separate approaches. These strategies are designed for the development community, ministries of health, hospitals, and health systems to deploy while addressing the health impacts of climate change.

Climate Action: A Playbook for Hospitals

This playbook captures examples of the many ways Health Care Climate Council members are moving toward climate-smart health care. The playbook is intended to inspire hospitals to engage further in climate action, and provide a vivid path forward to achieving measurable progress and outcomes.