Sustainable Development Impact Summit

First do no harm. Why healthcare needs to change

The world’s healthcare systems account for 4% of global CO2 emissions. Image: Marcelo Leal/Unsplash

Robert Metzke

Global Head of Sustainability, Philips

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Health carbon footprint (HCF) as percentage of national carbon footprint (CF) grouped by region where the emissions occurred (a) and health carbon footprint per capita grouped by financing scheme (b) in 2014. Image: IOP Science
Shares of health carbon footprint (HCF) attributable to OECD health care spending in 2014. Image: IOP Science
NHS carbon dioxide emissions are greater than the annual emissions from all aircraft departing from Heathrow Airport. Image: The King's Fund
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