Health Care Without Harm is honored to announce the 2020 Climate Champions of the Health Care Climate Challenge. This year we are recognizing over 40 health care institutions spread out across 17 countries on 6 continents.

From Greece to Costa Rica, Taiwan to Morocco and points in between, these hospitals, health systems and organizations are at the forefront of the transformation to climate-smart health care. Their commitments, investments and innovations are inspiring and guiding the sector around the world. 

2020 marks an important year as it is the 5th anniversary of both the Health Care Climate Challenge and the signing of the Paris Agreement. Over the course of these past years, more than 300 institutions representing the interests of over 22,000 hospitals and health centers from 36 countries have joined the Health Care Climate Challenge and pledged their commitment to address climate change. The 2020 Climate Champions, and all participants in the Climate Challenge, are a shining example of how the health care sector is stepping up to do its part to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and foster a healthy future for people and the planet.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been an unprecedented and difficult year for the entire world and in particular the health care sector. Hospitals and health care professionals have been called to serve on the front lines to treat and care for the sick and protect communities the world over. They are heroes and champions of 2020. We send them our utmost thanks, respect and appreciation for all that they have done and will continue to do.

 

Meet the 2020 Climate Champions

 

Africa

Mohammed VI University Hospital (Morocco)

  • Silver – GHG Reduction (Energy)
  • Gold – Renewable Energy
  • Gold – Climate Resilience
  • Gold – Climate Leadership

Netcare (South Africa)

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

Western Cape Department of Health (South Africa)

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

 

Asia

Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation (Taiwan)

  • Gold – Climate Resilience
  • Gold – Climate Leadership

St. Paul Hospital – Iloilo (The Philippines)

  • Silver – Climate Leadership

 

Europe

Centre Hospitalier de Niort (France)

  • Gold – Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Energy)

Evangelisches Krankenhaus Hubertus (Germany)

  • Silver – Climate Leadership

Fachklinik Gaissach (Germany)

  • Gold – Climate Leadership

Galician Health Service (Spain)

  • Gold – Climate Resilience
  • Gold – Climate Leadership

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (United Kingdom)

  • Silver – Climate Resilience
  • Silver – Climate Leadership

Landspítali (Iceland)

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

Manchester University NHS Trust (United Kingdom)

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

Regional General Hospital of Syros (Greece)

  • Silver- Climate Resilience

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (United Kingdom)

  • Gold – Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Energy)

 

Pacific

Ambulance Victoria (Australia)

  • Silver – Renewable Energy
  • Gold – Climate Leadership

Auckland District Health Board (New Zealand)

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

New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Association (Australia)

  • Gold – Climate Leadership

Northland District Health Board (New Zealand)

  • Gold – Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Energy)

UnitingCare (Australia)

  • Silver – Climate Leadership

 

Latin America

Clinica Biblica (Costa Rica)

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

Fundación Hospital San Pedro (Colombia)

  • Silver – Climate Resilience

Hospital San Rafael de Pasto (Colombia)

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

Hospital Sírio Libanês (Brazil)

  • Gold – Climate Leadership

Rede D’Or/São Luiz (Brazil)

  • Gold – Renewable Energy

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

  • Gold – Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Non-energy)

 

US and Canada

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (United States)

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

Advocate Aurora Health (United States)

  • Gold – Climate Leadership

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (United States)

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

Boston Medical Center (United States)

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

Canadian Coalition for Green Healthcare (Canada)

  • Gold – Climate Leadership

Cleveland Clinic (United States)

  • Gold – Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Energy)

Gundersen Health System (United States)

  • Gold- Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Energy)
  • Gold- Renewable Energy
  • Gold- Climate Resilience

HealthPartners (United States)

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

Inova Health System (United States)

  • Gold- Climate Leadership

Kaiser Permanente (United States)

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

NYU Langone Health (United States)

  • Silver- Climate Resilience
  • Silver- Climate Leadership

Providence (United States)

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

Seattle Children’s (United States)

  • Gold- Climate Leadership

University Health Network (Canada)

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

University of California Health (United States)

  • Gold – Renewable Energy
  • Gold – Climate Leadership

University of Vermont Medical Center (United States)

  • Silver- Climate Resilience
  • Gold- Climate Leadership

UW Medicine (United States)

  • Silver- Climate Leadership

Virginia Mason Medical Center (United States)

  • Silver- Climate Resilience
  • Gold- Climate Leadership