Toward Climate-Smart Hospitals: Taiwanese Experience

Connie CR Gan, Cordia Chu, Hong Fang Song
2020 Figshare  
Hospitals must become "climate-smart" in the era of extreme climate patterns because they generate massive and harmful environmental footprints that worsen climate change; and they need to avoid interrupted health services at a time when it is crucially needed. The alarming climate crisis calls for urgent actions to mitigate carbon and a collective state-wide and regional response. This paper presents a series of green hospital initiatives and the preliminary results of an 11 year cohort study
more » ... year cohort study of Taiwan's Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) network. In 2017, 72 HPH member hospitals collectively reduced 6% of total carbon emissions per hospital bed compared to baseline year 2007.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.12159936 fatcat:b7h75npod5ejno2blr6ycj4rwm