Today, the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network is honored to recognize over 50 institutions who are the 2021 Climate Champions of the Health Care Climate Challenge.

Over the last two years we have seen the health care sector and health care professionals standing with bravery and perseverance on the front lines of the pandemic to treat and protect their communities. While serving in this demanding and difficult time, hospitals, health systems and health care facilities around the world are remaining steadfast and elevating their commitments and efforts to address an unparalleled threat to public and environmental health: climate change.

Spread across 14 countries, these Health Care Climate Champions are stepping up as global leaders in the transformation to a sustainable, climate-smart health care sector. They are setting ambitious targets to mitigate their emissions and achieving remarkable progress towards these goals. They are working with their facilities and communities to stand resilient to a changing climate. They are using their voice and purchasing power to advocate for climate action and low carbon economies.

We commend and applaud their commitments and achievements and look forward to their continued success, and that of all the participants of our Health Care Climate Challenge.

 

Meet the 2021 Health Care Climate Champions

Africa

Netcare Limited (South Africa)

  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Energy) – Gold
  • Renewable Energy – Gold
  • Climate Resilience – Gold
  • Climate Leadership – Gold
     

Western Cape Government Health (South Africa) 

  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction Energy – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Gold

 

Europe 

Departamento de Salud de Xàtiva-Ontinyent (Spain)     

  • Climate Leadership – Silver

Dr. Becker company group (Germany)

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Non Energy) – Gold

Evangelisches Krankenhaus Hubertus (Germany)

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Gold
  • Climate Leadership – Silver

Galician Health Service (Spain)     

  • Climate Resilience – Gold
  • Climate Leadership – Gold

GHS – Área Sanitaria de Santiago (Spain)

  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Silver

GHS – Área Sanitaria de Lugo (Spain)

  • Climate Leadership – Silver

Hospital Pedro Hispano – ULSM (Portugal)

  • Climate Leadership – Silver

Hospital Universitario de la Ribera (Spain)

  • Climate Leadership – Silver

Manchester University NHS Trust (United Kingdom)

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Gold
  • Climate Leadership – Silver

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (United Kingdom)

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Gold
  • Renewable Energy – Silver
  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Gold

Regional General Hospital of Syros (Greece)     

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Silver
  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Silver

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (United Kingdom)

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Gold
  • Renewable Energy – Gold
  • Climate Leadership – Silver

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (United Kingdom) 

  • Climate Leadership – Silver

 

Latin America and the Caribbean

Clínica La Estancia SA (Colombia)     

  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Silver

Hospital Clínica Bíblica (Costa Rica) 

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Gold
  • Renewable Energy – Silver

Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu – Universidade Estadual Paulista – Unesp (Brazil)

  • Climate Leadership – Silver

Hospital Geral de Guarulhos Prof. Dr. Waldemar Carvalho Pinto Filho (Brazil)

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Non-energy) – Silver

​​Hospital Infantil Pequeno Príncipe (Brazil)

  • Energy Efficiency – Silver

Hospital Nacional de Niños “Dr. Carlos Sáenz Herrera” (Costa Rica)         

  • Climate Resilience – Gold
  • Climate Leadership – Gold

Hospital San Rafael de Pasto (Colombia)     

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Gold
  • Renewable Energy – Silver
  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Silver

Hospital Santa Isabel (Brazil)

  • Climate Resilience – Gold

Hospital Universitario Austral (Argentina)  

  • Climate Resilience – Gold
  • Climate Leadership – Gold

Rede D’Or São Luiz S.A. (Brazil)

  • Climate Leadership – Gold

Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Hospital Albert Einstein (Brazil)

  • Renewable Energy – Gold

Sociedade Beneficente de Senhoras Hospital Sírio Libanês (Brazil)

  • Renewable Energy – Gold

SPDM – Associação Paulista para o Desenvolvimento da Medicina (Brazil)

  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Energy) – Gold

 

Pacific 

Ambulance Victoria (Australia)

  • Climate Resilience – Gold
  • Climate Leadership – Gold
  • Renewable Energy – Silver

Auckland District Health Board (New Zealand)   

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Gold
  • Renewable Energy – Gold
  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Gold

Counties Manukau District Health Board (New Zealand)

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Silver

Hunter New England Local Health District (Australia)

  • Climate Leadership – Gold

Mater Misericordiae Limited (Australia)

  • Climate Leadership – Silver

Northland District Health Board (New Zealand)

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Gold
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Non-Energy) – Silver

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (Australia)

  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Gold

UnitingCare Queensland (Australia)

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Silver
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Non-Energy) – Silver
  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Silver

 

United States and Canada

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (United States)

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Silver
  • Climate Resilience – Gold

Advocate Aurora Health (United States)

  • Climate Leadership – Gold

Ascension (United States)  

  • Climate Resilience – Gold
  • Climate Leadership – Gold

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (United States)

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Gold
  • Renewable Energy – Gold
  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Silver

Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (Canada)     

  • Climate Leadership – Gold

HealthPartners (United States)       

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Gold
  • Renewable Energy – Silver
  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Gold

Inova Health System (United States)

  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Silver

NYU Langone Health (United States)

  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Silver 

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (United States) 

  • Renewable Energy – Silver
  • Climate Resilience – Gold
  • Climate Leadership – Silver

Providence (United States)   

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Gold
  • Climate Resilience – Gold
  • Climate Leadership – Gold 

Rochester Regional Health (United States)

  • Climate Resilience – Silver

Seattle Children’s (United States) 

  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Silver

University of California Health (United States)      

  • Renewable Energy – Silver
  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Gold

The University of Vermont Medical Center (United States)

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Silver
  • Climate Resilience – Gold 

The Valley Hospital  (United States)

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction (Energy) – Gold
  • Climate Resilience – Silver

Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center (United States)

  • Climate Resilience – Silver
  • Climate Leadership – Silver