Webinar | How the healthcare sector can mitigate climate change through sustainable procurement

Healthcare institutions have a large carbon footprint - hospitals require a large amount of energy for lighting, ventilation, heating, air conditioning, and electric and electronic equipment. Hospitals and health systems also purchase large quantities of medical goods and equipment, which in turn leads to high CO2 emissions through production and transportation. It is part of healthcare system’s role as health stewards to take responsible decisions to decrease their carbon footprint and mitigate climate change, whilst protecting human health.

Sustainable alternatives to healthcare’s carbon-intensive activities already exist, and in this webinar, HCWH Europe will showcase the procurement strategies that two European healthcare systems have adopted to mitigate climate change. The webinar begins with a presentation about the European commission Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria and how this voluntary instrument encourages the public sector (including healthcare), to mitigate climate change. 



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