The Chinese version of the World Bank Group’s 2017 report Climate-Smart Healthcare: Low Carbon and Resilience Strategies for the Health Sector, jointly produced with Health Care Without Harm, was launched on February 6, 2018 in a seminar.
In this recording, Dr Tom Pierce introduces the basics of anaesthesia and atmospheric science, and reviews the carbon footprint of agents and components used in inhalational anaesthesia, and assesses practices that can reduce this footprint.
A nationwide consultation with healthcare stakeholders in 2016 revealed serious concerns: where was the national leadership required to address the serious and increasing public health risks posed by climate change?
Improving energy efficiency is an easy and simple way for the healthcare sector to reduce costs whilst improving both human and environmental health through reduced emissions and better air quality.
The study suggests the need for carbon-efficient procedures, including greater public health measures, to lower the impact of health-care services on the environment.