Climate-Smart Health Care Series

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

Registration is now open for the following sessions:

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

Two radiologists and a health care emissions researcher will explore the value of data and interdisciplinary collaboration in driving climate-smart clinical practice. In this session participants will:

  1. Understand how data and research, including life cycle assessment, guide advancement of climate-smart clinical practice

  2. Learn how radiology contributes to health care emissions along with opportunities to make radiology more sustainable

  3. Hear how clinician leadership, cohort groups, and interdisciplinary collaboration can drive changes in both culture and practice

  4. Be inspired by how radiologists are engaging professional societies to increase sustainability, advocacy, and awareness


  • Cassandra Thiel, PhD - Assistant Professor & Sustainability Consultant, New York University; NYU Langone Health

  • John Gross - Vascular & Interventional Radiology Specialist, 

    New York University

  • Julia Schoen, M.D. - Diagnostic Radiology Resident, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist 


Save the date for the upcoming sessions:

PART 4 - Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. EST

PART 5 - Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. EST


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.


We hope to see you there! Please direct any questions to