Leaders from major organizations in England’s health sector have joined together to issue a landmark commitment to tackle climate change, including reduction of carbon emissions across the system by at least 34% by 2020 (on a 1990 baseline).

The Cross System Group joint statement, issued at the UN Climate Summit in New York on 23 September, is the first instance of one country’s health sector committing to combat climate change together.

Download the full statement and view a video of Public Health England’s Chief Executive speaking in support of the commitment.

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