Declaration endorsed by institutions representing more than 10,000 hospitals
Bonn, Germany—With global climate negotiations beginning their second week at COP23, leading hospitals and health systems around the world issued a Call to Action for the health sector to play a leadership role in tackling climate change.
Health Care Without Harm delivered the Call to Action to the World Health Organization’s Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a high-level event on climate and health at COP23. “The health impacts of climate change and the health benefits of climate action are becoming increasingly clear,” said Director General Tedros. “Health care, with its hospitals on the front lines, must be part of the solution.”
Organized by Health Care Without Harm and its Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network, 137 institutions in 33 countries, representing the interests of more than 10,100 hospitals and health centers have joined the Health Care Call to Action on Climate Change.