Building a greener NHS: Reaching Net Zero
Join Public Policy Projects (PPP) and Integrated Care Journal (ICJ) for the second event of the Environment and Health series: “Building a greener NHS: Reaching Net Zero”.
This series will examine key aspects of the link between climate change and health. The health and care system in England is responsible for an estimated 4-5 per cent of the country’s carbon footprint. Through the campaign “For a greener NHS,” the NHS committed to reaching net-zero as soon as possible – aiming to be the world’s first ‘net-zero’ national health service. In October 2020, the NHS Net Zero Report examined a number of areas critical to carbon reduction across the NHS including: estate and facilities, medicines, supply chain, travel and transport, food, catering and nutrition, research, innovation and offsetting.
PPP Chair Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell will be joined by Dr Nick Watts, Chief Sustainability Officer at NHS England, to discuss the challenges and priorities of the NHS’ long haul to become the world’s first net zero health service.
This is an open event, everyone interested in climate change and health is welcome to attend.