Other organisations working on climate change, sustainability and health

In October 2020 the Greener NHS released a report detailing plans to become the world’s first ‘net zero’ health service by 2040. Building on work being done by trusts across the country, Greener NHS is sharing ambitious plans and ideas on how to reduce the impact on public health and the environment and also save the NHS money.

In addition to work within the NHS, there are many UK and international organisations working at the intersection of climate and health.

UK-based organisations:

Sustainable Development Unit – A unit set up to embed sustainability in the NHS and care system. Funded by and accountable to, NHS England and Public Health England.

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare – Oxford based charity leading on sustainable healthcare in research and practice, often alongside the NHS

UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC) -An alliance of 21 UK health organisations advocating for climate action to protect health

Medact – UK based charity supporting clinicians in addessing social and political aspects of health

Healthy Planet UK – UK grass-roots group of students and young people raising awareness and advocating on environmental change and health

Fossil Free Health – Campaign by Medact with partners Healthy Planet UK, working with major UK health institutions to divest

Doctors for XR – A branch for Doctors of the non-violent protest group Extinction Rebellion

Green Impact – A toolkit for GP practices set up by the RCGP

Greener Practice – Resources and ideas from GPs for use in General Practice

International organisations:

Global Climate and Health Alliance

Health and Environment Alliance

Health Care Without Harm

Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment (ANHE)

Irish Doctors for the Environment

US Climate and Health Alliance

OraTaiao (New Zealand Climate and Health Alliance)

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)

Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA)

Health for Future (Germany)