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Our part in a greener NHS: we’re making progress, now let’s accelerate it

Nurses see the impact of climate change on health – and we have the power to take action

Nurses see the impact of climate change on human health – so together we can act to reduce harmful emissions and make healthcare more sustainable

With the attention of the world fixed on Glasgow for the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) the NHS is receiving well-earned praise as a global champion of low-carbon healthcare.

But this would not be the case were it not for the immense contribution of nurses and midwives, making thousands of decisions every day to transform the way we deliver care.

Nurses see the effects of climate change on human health

A year ago, the NHS became the world’s first health service to commit to reaching net-zero carbon emissions – by 2040

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