We work with strategic partners around the world to develop and implement strategies and initiatives to transform health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice.

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Health Care Without Harm celebrates World Health Assembly’s landmark climate resolution, calls for a just transition away from fossil fuels

This resolution addresses the intersection of climate change and health and connects health to climate mitigation, adaptation, and loss and damage.


Over 6 million health professionals urge plastics treaty negotiators to protect planet, patients in open letter

Health Care Without Harm released a letter urging negotiators of the Plastics Treaty to ensure a treaty that does not exclude the health care sector.

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Health professionals urge to make no exceptions for the sector in the Plastics Treaty

The INC-4 meeting that will take place in Canada is a crucial gathering where world leaders will discuss strategies to end plastic pollution.




Health care delivery is a major driver of GHG emissions and air pollution. We work with health care professionals and institutions to reduce the…

Focus: Climate


Learn how we work to address the unnecessary use of plastics in the health care sector.

Focus: Plastics


Through sustainable procurement, health care organizations can minimize negative impacts resulting from their operations.

Focus: Procurement


Some of the chemicals used for health care delivery can negatively impact human and planetary health. Learn how we are working to address this issue.

Focus: Chemicals


The health care sector can have a positive impact on their community through sustainable health care waste management.

Focus: Waste

Projects and initiatives

Race to Zero

We are the Race to Zero health care partner. This UN-backed global campaign rallies non-state actors to take action to halve global emissions by 2030.

Health Care Climate Challenge

Developed by Health Care Without Harm, this initiative engages and equips health care institutions to commit to effective climate action.

Health care professional networks

Join our emerging movement of growing networks and coalitions of hospitals, health systems, doctors, nurses, and public health professionals.

Climate impact checkup course

Enroll in the online course on the use of Climate Impact Checkup, our GHG emissions tool specially developed for health care facilities.


Reclaiming health activism in the age of the climate crisis

A guide for health care professionals who want to harness their expertise and credibility to drive climate policy changes.

Campaign and advocacy guide

Sustainable Procurement Index for Health

A globally recognized, and adaptable procurement measurement tool jointly developed with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

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Plastics and health: An urgent environmental, climate and health issue

Our position paper on plastics and health, prepared for the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) on Plastic Pollution.

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Chemicals of concern for the health sector

A comprehensive analysis of chemicals used by the health care sector and/or included in health products that may negatively impact human health.