NHS accounts for 4% of England’s carbon footprint.
Climate change contributes to the development of multiple diseases including asthma and cancer and exacerbating health inequalities.
Decreasing the NHS’ climate change impact is an important factor in reaching the goal of creating a healthier population.
The ‘Delivering a “Net Zero” National Health Service’ report was updated in July by NHS England to outline and quantify the NHS’ path to becoming a ‘net zero’ organisation.
Below is our one page snapshot on the key components of the report.