COP 27

3 ways healthcare systems can reduce their carbon footprint

Rapid climate change has a direct impact on human health, but many healthcare systems have not yet committed to reducing their carbon footprint. Image: Pixabay for Pexels

Aurelio Arias
Director, Thought Leadership, IQVIA
Sarah Rickwood
Vice President, Thought Leadership and Marketing, IQVIA
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The pharmaceutical industry needs more data on emissions, and companies need to collaborate to reduce their carbon footprint.
The pharmaceutical industry needs more data on emissions, and companies need to collaborate to reduce their carbon footprint. Image: IQVIA

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The contribution from medicines ranges between 25-33% of all healthcare emissions carbon footprint
The contribution from medicines ranges between 25-33% of all healthcare emissions. Image: IQVIA

The global use of anaesthetics has increased steadily over the past decade, but their carbon footprint has decreased
The global use of anaesthetics has increased steadily over the past decade, but their carbon footprint has decreased. Image: IQVIA
The use of inhalers has increased steadily over the past decade, and their total carbon footprint has also increased
The use of inhalers has increased steadily over the past decade, and their total carbon footprint has also increased Image: IQVIA

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