With global climate negotiations beginning their second week at COP23, leading hospitals and health systems around the world issued a Call to Action for the health sector to play a leadership role in tackling climate change.
Health Care Without Harm delivered the Call to Action to the World Health Organization's Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a high-level event on climate and health at COP23. "The health impacts of climate change and the health benefits of climate action are becoming increasingly clear,” said Director General Tedros. "Health care, with its hospitals on the front lines, must be part of the solution."
Organized by Health Care Without Harm and its Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network, 129 institutions in 31 countries, representing the interests of more than 10,000 hospitals and health centers have joined the Health Care Call to Action on Climate Change.
- Photo 1: The Call to Action was delivered by HCWH to World Health Organization Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
- Photo 2: Sonia Roschnik, Sustainable Health Advisor
- Photo 3: Presentation on the Call to Action
- Photo 4: Ludger Greulich, CEO LVR-Klinik Bonn, signs the Call to Action
- Photo 5: Josh Karliner, Ludger Greulich and Anja Leetz, Executive Director at Health Care Without Harm - Europe
- Photo 6: Ole Gerner Jacobsen, Chief Consultant for Capital Region of Denmark signs the Call to Action
- Photo 7: Ole Gerner and Anja Leetz
- Photo 8: Will Clark, UK Director of Environment & Transformation from the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust signs the Call to Action
- Photo 9: Will Clark and Anja Leetz
- Photo 10: Josh Karliner; Ana Christina Gaeta, Climate & Resources Policy Officer at Health Care Without Harm / Europe Will Clark; Ludger Greulich; Ole Gerner and Anja Leetz
- Photo 11: Christian Dreissigacker, CEO at Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln Germany, signs the Call to Action
- Photo 12: Josh Karliner, Christian Dreissigacker, and Anja Leetz
- Photo 13: Cathy van Beek from Radboudumc signs the Call to Action
- Photo 14 and 15: Together with World Health Organization Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in the photo are Josh Karliner, the ministers of health of Fiji (presidency of COP23) and the Cook Islands, and the Princess of Jordan