Climate-Smart Health Care Series

Registration is now open for the following sessions:

PART 5 - Plant-forward diets in health care: A prescription for patients and the planet

Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. EST

In this session, two physicians and the head of the Cool Food Pledge at the World Resources Institute, will share how shifting to a plant-forward diet benefits both patients and the planet, and can help decrease food-related health care emissions.


Join us for The Path to Climate-Smart Net-Zero Emissions Health Care grand webinar series hosted by Health Care Without Harm US and the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education at Columbia University.

This five-part virtual grand round series brings together expert global clinical leaders and researchers to educate and engage the global climate and health community around opportunities to promote climate-smart health care, and to explore opportunities to achieve net-zero healthcare emissions. Sessions will occur on a quarterly basis with presentations from both domestic and international experts.

During the sessions participants will learn about:

  • Strategies to achieve net-zero health care emissions

  • Opportunities to bring climate-smart health care to the bedside

  • Emerging research that supports health care decarbonization

Target Audience:

  • Clinicians

  • Health professionals

  • Policy makers

  • Regulators

  • Sustainability professionals

  • Educators

  • Health system leaders


Past Session Recordings:

PART 1 - Climate, Health Care and the Race to Zero: A Call to Action
Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. EST


During our inaugural session, Health Care Without Harm's founder Gary Cohen will issue a call for the health care sector to decarbonize, and will be joined by two clinical leaders who will discuss how their institutions are taking action to achieve net-zero emissions. Read the summary.

PART 2 - Clinical Leaders as Drivers of Sustainability: A Physician-Researcher Perspective
Mar. 16 at 11 a.m. EST


In a session presented with the Massachusetts General Center for the Environment and Health, Dr. Jonathan Slutzman will explore the climate impact of clinical care, and why clinician leadership and research are critical in reducing health care emissions.

PART 3 - Sustainable radiology: Bringing climate-smart medical imaging into focus
Jun. 16 at 11 a.m. EST


Our third session featured panelists discussing how radiologists are successfully creating a sustainable radiology movement through interdisciplinary collaboration, educating colleagues, and engaging radiologists and professional societies.

PART 4 - Sustainable ophthalmology: Eye care with a vision for climate-smart surgery

Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. EST


In this session, ophthalmologists will discussed the environmental impact of ophthalmic practice and shared how ophthalmologists are leading the climate-smart surgery movement, reducing pharmaceutical waste and advocating for policy change.

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