Can we reduce the ecological impact of the health sector
|Moderated Panel Discussion
Monday 14 November 2022, 06:30pm-8:00pm CET
Maison de la Paix, Auditorium A1A and Online, 1204 Genève
Climate change poses the most profound long-term threat to the health of nations.
Healthcare systems are at the forefront of the crisis as they treat the consequences of climate change, such as air pollution, heat stress, injuries from natural disasters, or food and water insecurity. At the same time, the health sector – often the biggest or second-biggest sector in developed economies at around 10 per cent of the GDP – is also a major contributor to carbon emissions, with responsibility for about 5 per cent of the total globally, twice the level of aviation.
What can or should the health sector, governments, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, and civil society do to decarbonize healthcare, to conceive, develop, and implement new solutions in tackling the problem at the source?
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