Global Green and Healthy Hospitals is pleased to announce the winners in the 1st annual Climate Champion Awards of the 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge. Officially announced and presented (to those in attendance), at the Conference on Climate Change and Health Care in Paris, France on December 4th, these awards recognize the hospitals, health systems, and health organizations at the forefront of the movement towards low-carbon health care.

The awards are structured around the 3 pillars that form the 2020 Challenge:

  1. Mitigation – Reducing health care’s own carbon footprint.
  2. Resilience – Preparing for the impacts of extreme weather and the shifting burden of disease.
  3. Leadership – Educating staff and the public while promoting policies to protect public health from climate change.

Categories:

  • Energy Greenhouse Gas Reduction Award
  • Energy Efficiency Award
  • Renewable Energy Award
  • Non-Energy Greenhouse Gas Reduction Award
  • Climate Resiliency Award
  • Climate Leadership Award

The 2015 Health Care Climate Champion Award winners are:

AFRICA

Netcare Limited, South Africa

GOLD- Climate Leadership

Western Cape Government Health, South Africa

SILVER- Climate Leadership

ASIA

Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan

SILVER- Climate Resiliency

GOLD- Climate Leadership

Guanshan Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan

SILVER- Climate Resiliency

Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan

GOLD- Climate Resiliency

Yonsei University Health System, South Korea

SILVER- Climate Resiliency

SILVER- Climate Leadership

EUROPE

Sustainable Development Unit for the NHS, Public Health and Social Care in England, United Kingdom

GOLD- Energy GHG Reduction

GOLD- Climate Leadership

PACIFIC

Counties Manukau Health, New Zealand

SILVER- Greenhouse Gas (Non-Energy) Reduction

GOLD- Energy Efficiency

UNITED STATES and CANADA

Dignity Health, United States

SILVER- Energy GHG Reduction

GOLD- Renewable Energy

SILVER- Climate Resiliency

GOLD- Climate Leadership

Gundersen Health System, United States

GOLD- Energy GHG Reduction

GOLD- Renewable Energy

Kaiser Permanente, United States

GOLD- Renewable Energy

SILVER- Climate Resiliency

SILVER- Climate Leadership

Partners Health Care, United States

SILVER- Energy GHG Reduction

GOLD- Climate Leadership

Thedacare, United States

GOLD- Climate Resiliency

GOLD- Climate Leadership

University Health Network, Canada

SILVER- Energy Efficiency

GOLD- Climate Resiliency

SILVER- Climate Leadership

Virginia Mason Medical Center, United States

GOLD- ENERGY EFFICIENCY

GOLD- CLIMATE RESILIENCY

GOLD- CLIMATE LEADERSHIP

Since launching in April of 2015, the 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge has grown to include over 65 participants representing over 8.200 hospitals and health centers from 19 countries.

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