The strategy sets out the vision for a sustainable health and care system by reducing carbon emissions, protecting natural resources, preparing communities for extreme weather events and promoting healthy lifestyles and environments.
The Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) advises on all matters concerning the health effects of air pollutants and has released a number of statements.
The National Cross System Group for sustainable development in health is made up of organisations within the health sector and related partner organisations. The Group aims to support the development of sustainable and prosperous places, communities and people. PHE is a core member providing guidance to partners and stakeholders in health and other sectors.
The Health and Care System Adaptation Report 2015 was produced by DH, NHS England and Public Health England (PHE). The group was formed to assess how climate change risks are assessed, whether adaptation plans are in place and how the impacts of those plans are assessed.
In 2016, the UK ratified the COP21 landmark international agreement to reduce global CO2 emissions. The UK will help to accelerate global action on climate change and deliver on our commitments to create a safer, more prosperous future for us all.