Greater energy efficiency and transitioning to clean energy sources can both significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect public health from the impacts of climate change. Health care facilities consume a big amount of fossil fuel energy, but can significantly cut their emissions and energy costs over time by using alternative forms of renewable energy, and biofuels that do not undermine public health.
On the 4th and 5th of May 2017, the HCWH Europe Annual General Meeting (AGM) and GGHH Europe members meeting took place at Vivantes Hospital Neukölln in Berlin. The two day meeting served as a opportunity to learn about the innovative work taking place at member institutions around Europe. It also provided important space for networking and collaboration amongst and with members as the European network of members continues to grow and strengthen.