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
Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center
Director of Partnership and International Relations Section
ThaiHealth Promotion Foundation
Renzo R. Guinto