HHS shares health sector emissions reduction and climate resilience announcements at COP27

Nov. 10, 2022
Highlights include updates to the White House/HHS Health Sector Climate Pledge and bilateral collaboration on developing procurement guidance.

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) delegation to the United Nations Climate Conference (COP27) announced that more than 100 healthcare organizations have signed the White House/HHS Health Sector Climate Pledge to meet bold targets for emissions reduction and climate resilience. The delegation also described plans to collaborate with the National Health Service (NHS) of England on developing proposals for aligned procurement requirements as part of a larger update on progress and future plans.

The HHS delegation announced a joint plan with NHS England to collaborate on a proposal to align procurement requirements as much as possible. Initial meetings between the nations will occur between now and Earth Day 2023 with an intent to align guidance as much as possible by COP28. Other nations will be invited to join these conversations.

HHS release