Tina Reed
Sep 17, 2022 - Health

6. Cutting health care's carbon footprint

Illustration of a gloved hand cutting into a chunk of coal with a scalpel.
Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

Health systems are increasingly responding to the threat of climate change with commitments to cut back their own carbon footprint.

Why it matters: Health care is a massive global industry, and shrinking its carbon footprint could go a long way toward reducing carbon emissions.

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