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Greener NHS campaign to tackle climate ‘health emergency’

The NHS and its staff will step up action to tackle the climate “health emergency” this year, helping prevent illness, reducing pressure on A&Es, and saving tens of thousands of lives.

The initiative follows the launch of the Climate Assembly UK, which is discussing how the country can best get to “net zero”. The causes of air pollution and climate change are often the same, so the greener NHS campaign will help address both. The health and care system in England is responsible for an estimated 4-5% of the country’s carbon footprint.