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.
Region Skåne video
- Robert Kaukewitsch - GPP Policy Officer, DG Environment, European Commission
How the Green Public Procurement (GPP) Criteria can help the healthcare sector reduce its carbon footprint
- Eleni Pasdeki-Clewer - Technical Expert of Sustainable Procurement, NHS England
How the NHS is reducing its carbon footprint
- Kristina de Geer - Environmental Manager, Region Skåne, Sweden
How Region Skane is reducing healthcare institution’s carbon footprint through innovation procurement and a new online tool