The healthcare sector is responsible for approximately 5% of global emissions, surpassing that of over 500 coal power plants and even the aviation industry. This alarming environmental footprint highlights the urgent need to transition towards resource-efficient and resilient healthcare systems.
This is the reason why the ECHAlliance – The Global Health Connector dedicated a spotlight to this theme during its UN Science Summit event in New York in late September 2023.
This session featured inspiring insights, knowledge sharing, and real-life case studies on digital transformation in healthcare. It delved into the relationships and interdependencies between health, the natural environment, climate, and digital technologies, all in pursuit of better health for all. Speakers coming from different sectors shared their perspectives on overcoming challenges and fostering an environment conducive to transformative change.
At the event we heard from:
The key conclusions and recommendations from the ECHAlliance’s event will be presented to The Summit of the Future 2024. Below are the recommendations from the Green Health session we wish to highlight for the global digital health community:
Implementing these recommendations will enable the global community to work towards a healthcare system that not only enhances health outcomes but also contributes to the broader goal of environmental sustainability. This aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, ultimately paving the way for a healthier and more sustainable future for all.
To delve deeper into these discussions, we invite you to watch the full recording of the session. Additionally, ECHAlliance is organising a series of online Thematic Innovation Ecosystems on Green Health starting from December 5. Stay tuned for more information and invitations.