Climate Change and Human Health


Global Roadmap for Health Care Decarbonisation

Health Care Without Harm and Arup developed this first ever global estimate of carbon footprints of the Health Care sector. It has established a vision, a set of navigational tools, and a set of pathways by which the health care sector can adopt a course towards zero emissions.

Health Care’s Climate Footprint

This report by Health Care Without Harm and its partner ARUP defines the climate footprint of the health sector. It is part of a series of reports to be released on decarbonising the health sector in the world.

White Paper on Climate Change and Health: Role of Health Sector

This White Paper and report culminated from the proceedings of the ‘National Health Conclave 2019: Climate Change and Health – Role of the Health Sector’, held on 23rd of March, 2019 at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi. Dedicated to the health impacts of climate change in India and appropriate risk mitigation and adaptation strategies, with specific focus on the health sector, the one-day conclave was organised in collaboration with the Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) and CEH, a Centre of Excellence within PHFI. This White paper summarises the available evidence on these inter linkages between climate change, air pollution and its associated Health impacts and the critical role played by the health sector as a contributor as well as a first responder to climate change.

Climate Impact Checkup Tool

Climate Impact Checkup Tool is a unique tool developed by Health Care Without Harm to help health care facilities/hospitals anywhere in the world calculate and track their greenhouse gas emissions. This tool is accessible only to H.E.L.P network members and is available in both online and offline formats. For organisations participating in Health Care Climate Challenge and Race to Zero, this tool will be of immense help to record their emissions and draft a plan to achieve net zero.

Please complete and submit this form to join H.E.L.P and access this tool.