Side Meetings


Greening the Health Sector: Progress to date and next steps


  • 09:00 - 12:30 HRS. (BKK)

  • Venue : Lotus Suite 10

  • Contact Person : Mark Seielstad,

  • Elizabeth Pleuss

This session will take place from 9:00 - 11:30.

One year after joining the COP26 Health Programme, many countries have made progress on their commitments to reduce the emissions associated with the health sector.  Others are looking for lessons learned and starting to chart a path forward.


This event will highlight the significant progress made by multiple federal/national governments, aligned initiatives in the private sector, and efforts by advocates and organizations encouraging this shift to less polluting health care delivery.  The second half will be a working meeting: Obstacles to achieving further progress will be identified, potential opportunities will be brainstormed, and next steps will be determined.

Objectives: to facilitate a side session to gather donors, private sector partners, health system administrators, and health facility managers in order to share experiences and lessons learned regarding efforts to reduce negative environmental and social impacts associated with procurement and supply chain, as well as to identify bottlenecks or hurdles to progress and to brainstorm recommendations or actions needed moving forward.  This will include discussion on the various standards, definitions and metrics available, pros and cons of using each, and opportunities for alignment within the health sector and beyond.  Information gathered will form the basis of a deliverable/inputs to be shared with the Sustainable Health Systems and Supply Chain working groups of WHO's Alliance for Transformative Action on Climate and Health.