Saving carbon, improving health: a draft carbon reduction strategy for the NHS in England: a consultation document

The overall aim of the National Health Service (NHS) in England is to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the people of England through direct and exemplar action. Tackling climate change, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide, contributes significantly to this aim. Addressing climate change and its causes now is good business sense and ensures business continuity in adapting to the changing climate. As the risks associated with rising fuel prices and fuel security increase and the predicted pressure on the NHS increases from factors such as rising levels of obesity and environmental migrants the NHS needs to both adapt to and mitigate climate change. This strategy will help NHS organisations implement systems to measure, monitor and reduce carbon emissions.


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  • Pagination: 38p

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  • Accession Number: 01385517
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 6:58PM