Argentina became the first government in the world to include reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the health care sector in its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement on climate change.
With a recent UN climate report signaling that governments’ new NDC commitments are falling far short of the Paris Agreement ambition of limiting global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the news from Argentina shows how the health sector can help enhance climate action.
“This marks the beginning of what we believe will be a growing movement by governments across the globe to make health care decarbonization part of their NDCs as well as their national climate policies,” says Josh Karliner, International Director of Program and Strategy for Health Care Without Harm. . .

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