Climate protection in hospitals - on the way to a net zero healthcare system
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The healthcare system is the fifth largest emitter in the world. Hence various health care systems are pushing to become carbon neutral by establishing sustainable healthcare systems worldwide. In Europe, Germany as an economy and the German healthcare system produces by far the most emissions. This has a significant impact on the health of the population in Germany, Europe and worldwide. It leads to Disability adjusted life years (DALYs) as well as premature deaths. To reduce globally damages and negative health outcomes, Germany has committed itself through various treaties to become climate neutral and to transform the healthcare system towards a net zero health care system until 2030. The article highlights important steps for hospitals how this can be achieved.
Keywords: #Health care systems #carbon neutral #transformation #C0 2 Emissions #Health
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