PS 3.5

How do we reduce the impact of healthcare on the environment?


  • 11.00 - 13.00 HRS. (BKK)

Healthcare is one of the most polluting industries, responsible for nearly 5% of total global greenhouse gases1 and generating over a tonne of waste per hospital bed each year2. The COVID-19 pandemic has also greatly exacerbated the use of single-use plastics which have limited potential for recycling.

In this session we look at the opportunities for ‘greening health’ with a focus on real world examples driving change at global, national and local levels.

By attending this session you will -

  • Understand the challenge of why we can’t achieve true health without healthy health systems

  • Hear from a panel of international experts on strategies for implementing policy level change in your health systems and organisations

  • See four real world examples of initiatives reducing the impact of healthcare on the environment which we hope will spread

  • Learn key strategies on how to build local collaboratives to accelerate how we can make healthcare more green


Ariel Pablos-Mendez

Ashley McKimm

Nuttapun Supaka

Renzo R. Guinto

Shweta Narayan

Session Materials

Ashley McKimm (1).pdf

Ashley McKimm (2).pdf

Ashley McKimm (3).pdf

Fawzia Rasheed.pdf

Nuttapun Supaka.pdf

Shweta Narayan.pdf