2016 • 3 years • Climate Solutions
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is an international coalition of hospitals and healthcare systems, academic institutions, and environmental organizations working to reduce health care's ecological footprint through research, education, and advocacy. The 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change argues that tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century. HCWH helps local, national, and international decision makers see the link between climate change and poor health and drive solutions at scale. Strategic investment in the nexus between climate change and health leverages the health sector's political, economic, and moral clout to help forge a transition away from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy in order to protect public health. General operating support is helping HCWH maintain core staff and operations globally.