System progress

Over the last 10 years, the NHS has become a world leader in the response to climate change, taking action to cut carbon emissions while building capacity and resilience into the way that healthcare is provided.

At the national level, the NHS will monitor and report on its emissions reductions in-line with the timeline, methods and approach laid out by the UK Committee on Climate Change.

The Delivering a Net Zero NHS report demonstrated that the NHS has both met and exceeded the 2020 targets outlined in the Climate Change Act.

One year on from this landmark commitment we are on track to meet our net zero ambition, but meeting our final target will only be possible if every part of the NHS – more than 1.3 million of us – is working together. The section provides case studies highlighting the important work happening at all levels across the NHS.

Please share your experiences and case studies with us at: greener.nhs@nhs.net.

Case studies

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