Climate-smart Healthcare

The healthcare sector must seize the opportunity to address its own contribution to climate change and the impact of climate change on public health. That means reducing its own emissions to net zero and adapting now so our health systems are prepared for the new pressures climate change will inevitably create.


Climate-smart Healthcare projects

Carbon management mentoring programme

Helping hospitals integrate climate action into their planning and develop carbon management skills.

Operation Zero

Working with health authorities to measure their emissions and establish a decarbonisation roadmap.


Ensuring that health infrastructures across Europe are prepared for the impacts of climate change.

Greening the Brussels healthcare sector

Working with six pilot hospitals to support them in developing sustainability action plans.

Featured Climate-smart Healthcare resources

Debunking climate myths and empowering climate action

This new guide supports healthcare professionals to counter myths in their hospital or community about the need for climate action.

Mastering media interviews to promote climate and health

Our resource develops healthcare professionals’ media skills by providing an introduction to basic interview techniques and how to speak to the media.

Designing a net zero roadmap for healthcare: Technical methodology and guidance

Our Methodology supports any national or regional health authority to measure its healthcare emissions and develop a Paris-compatible decarbonisation…

Webinar | Getting started with healthcare climate resilience (07/02/2023)

This webinar explores how health professionals can future-proof their healthcare facilities against the impacts of climate change.

2023 edition: Targeting healthcare's emissions hotspots

The fifth edition of the Summit tackled the highest-emitting parts of healthcare delivery - buildings, transport, and the supply chain.

2023 edition: Watch the recordings

Gain insights from the 2023 edition of the European Healthcare Climate Summit by watching the recordings.

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