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Climate change is arguably the largest health threat that faces us. The NHS has recognised the importance of mitigating climate change with the publication of the NHS SDU Saving Carbon, Improving Health: NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy.
The first action identified in the NHS Carbon Reduction strategy is for all NHS organisations to have a Board approved Sustainable Development Management Plan. Developing and reviewing progress on sustainable development is key in monitoring performance. The NHS Good Corporate Citizen assessment test provides a set of process measures for action on sustainable development.
We now know that the NHS in England produces 21 million tonnes of CO2e a year and reducing these emissions forms an integral part of sustainable development. Reporting and understanding the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for each NHS organisation is an important step in reducing carbon emissions.
For more information about this topic, please look at the topic on the erpho web site.
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