This guidance document is based on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) mandate from member states to develop “programmes for health systems that will contribute to reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions”. It begins to define a framework for analysing and addressing the health sector’s climate footprint – including identifying seven aspects of a climate-friendly hospital. It also draws on a series of examples from around the world that demonstrate that the health sector is indeed already beginning to provide leadership in this most important area of concern to the global community. 

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Organization: WHO, Health Care Without Harm, Health and Environment Alliance

Theme: Adaptation

Topics: Environment, Health, Adaptation, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2009

Language: English