The 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge is a GGHH initiative to mobilize health care institutions around the globe to protect public health from climate change.
Health care is uniquely positioned to play a leading role in addressing climate change, which The Lancet has called the greatest health threat of the 21st century.
Any hospital, health system, or health organization can join the 2020 Challenge. By doing so, they are granted automatic membership in GGHH. The first step is to sign the 2020 Challenge pledge
The Challenge and pledge are based on three main pillars:
- Mitigation – Reducing health care’s own carbon footprint and/or fostering low carbon health care.
- Resilience – Preparing for the impacts of extreme weather and the shifting burden of disease.
- Leadership – Educating staff and the public while promoting policies to protect public health from climate change.
Visit the 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge section for more information, lists of participants, and information on how to join.
The 2020 Challenge currently has 133 participants, representing more than 9000 hospitals and health centers in 23 countries. Click here to access the list of Participants