After launching in April of 2015, the 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge, a global initiative of Health Care Without Harm, has quickly grown to 32 participants that represent over 1,200 hospitals and health centers at the forefront of health care sustainability from around the world. Participants include hospitals, health systems, and health organizations such as the NHS Sustainable Development Unit (UK), Kaiser Permanente (US), University Health Network (Canada), Stockholm County Council (Sweden), and Gundersen Health System (USA).
Catholic Health Care Ministry Resonates the Pope’s “Laudito Si” through Green Practices
Pope Francis’s recently released encyclical on environment and climate change has compelled many across the world, regardless of religious beliefs, to re-examine global environmental problems and how it reflects human race’s lack of accountability in looking after the planet.
The Lancet published a new report, 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change: Policy Responses to Protect Public Health. An update to the landmark 2009 Lancet Commission report, this new report argues that tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.