At COP26, countries will make commitments to build climate resilient and sustainable health systems. These commitments will include access to climate change funding for health, reducing carbon emissions of health systems (including supply chains) and recording/tracking commitments.
The UK has led the charge on the climate health emergency, with the Greener NHS programme particularly focused on reducing healthcare sector emissions through a number of programmes and initiatives, to reach net zero by 2045 (or 2040 for emissions controlled directly by the NHS).
On 23 November 2021, HSJ will host a roundtable to discuss priorities post-COP26, and next steps for the UK healthcare sector. Taking place live (virtually), there will be the opportunity to ask questions and shape the conversation.
Roundtable participants include:
- Nick Watts, Chief Sustainability Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement
- Claire Igoe, Head of Environmental Sustainability, Manchester University FT, Sustainability Co-Lead, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and NW Net Zero Lead
- Elaine Mulcahy, Director, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
Register for the roundtable now
Earlier in the year, we also hosted the HSJ Sustainability Virtual Forum and webinar series. On-demand session recordings are still available on the event platform and can be accessed by registering. Key sessions available on-demand include:
- Factoring sustainability into covid-19 recovery, with insights from Nick Watts, Chief Sustainability Officer for NHSE/I and Larissa Lockwood, Director of Clean Air at Global Action Plan
- Tackling Scope 3, with Alexandra Hammond, Head of Sustainable Procurement and Supply Chain and NHSE/I
- Leveraging digital to reduce emissions, with Rishi Das-Gupta, Chief Executive at the Health Innovation Network, and Ben Tongue, Sustainability Lead at NHS Digital discussing how to record and report on improvements
How it works
- Registering: Complete a registration form, after which you will receive an email with confirmation – please note that the event is for NHS professionals only and registrations will be reviewed prior to acceptance
- Gaining Access: Virtual event participants will receive a URL link to the live event platform to access content on the event day. The link can also be used in advance to access on-demand content on the platform, and for a period of time after
- Logging In: Simply log in prior to the opening remarks, take a moment to familiarise yourself with the platform and get ready for the sessions to begin
- Technical Support: Our team will be available to you before and during the conference to ensure you are set up and ready to go!
- Platform Compatibility: We recommend Chrome to access the platform, but no software needs to be downloaded. We will share the link in advance to give you ample time to familiarise yourself with the layout and functions