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Healthy hospitals, healthy planet, healthy people

This 2009 draft discussion paper published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is based on the WHO’s mandate from member states to develop “programmes for health systems that will contribute to reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions”.

The paper outlines numerous practical steps for, and examples of, sustainable health sector initiatives.  Seven elements of a climate-friendly hospital are listed, and elaborated on, as well as the health, economic and social co-benefits that can be gained.