Health Care’s Response to Climate Change A Carbon Footprint Assessment of the NHS in England
Tennison, I., Roschnik, S., Ashby, B., et al. (2021). Health Care’s Response to Climate Change: A Carbon Footprint Assessment of the NHS in England. The Lancet Planetary Health. 5(2). E84-E92.
The authors of this article note that the healthcare sector is responsible for approximately 4-5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. They also state that mitigation efforts will result in substantial reductions of emissions, which can also lead to enhanced patient care, staff satisfaction, and cost savings.