Climate and Energy: Global Overview
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The health care sector's intensive energy use results in significant contributions to climate change, pollution, respiratory ailments and the accumulation of persistent toxic materials. As energy costs continue to rise, and as accelerating climate change becomes a pressing medical and global health issue, health care leaders are searching for strategies to reduce energy costs and be good stewards of our stressed and fragile ecosphere.
Health Care Without Harm is at the forefront of efforts to improve energy practices and reduce the overall climate footprint of the health care sector.
For detailed information on this topic, in addition to tools and resources, select your region of the world from the links at the top of this page.
- Energy Impact Calculator
What are your facility's energy health impacts and costs? What can you do to improve them?
- Addressing Climate Change in the Health Care Setting: Opportunites for Action (pdf)
Outlines seven steps health care systems can take to reduce their climate footprint while improving public health, and presents examples from around the world
- Healthy Hospitals, Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Addressing Climate Change in Health Care Settings (pdf)
Aims at addressing the climate footprint of the health sector