The Government has published its Heat Strategy,
setting out a vision of how to cut emissions from heating homes,
businesses and industry in the decades ahead. The Heat Strategy builds
on the Government’s 2011 Carbon Plan which set out plans to meet the fourth carbon budget of a 50% cut in emissions by the mid-2020s. For more information visit the defra SD website.
NHS Bournemouth and Poole has developed ‘Cutting Carbon and Improving Health’ – a 9 minute video
that explains carbon and the role of the NHS in reduction, for use in staff
inductions. The video is available for all Trusts to use for their staff, and is available on YouTube and Vimeo (click on the name).
This letter, with information and example Carbon Indicator (CI) was sent by the Department of Health to all NHS organisations to introduce the Carbon Indicator. The CI has been developed to assist Trusts in continuing to identify
their wider carbon footprint. It is based upon the format that is now commonly recognised
for indicating the energy efficiency of buildings (Energy Performance
Certificates EPCs & Display Energy Certificates DECs) or equipment such as white
The Department of Health has sent each NHS organisation their own individual Carbon Indicator (CI) which covers water, sewage, high temperature disposal, landfill, non-burn treatment and recycling. A letter has been sent out to all CEOs, a copy of which, containing further information, can be seen on the resource page.
The Government is re-launching
its Act on CO2 campaign in the run up to the international climate change
conference taking place in Copenhagen in December. The Campaign is keen to
use regional examples from the NHS so if you would like to share what
interesting work your trust has been up to, please contact Hannah on 020 7403
2230 or email Hannah@forster.co.uk.
Presentation by Katie Hughes from Groundwork South West, from the NHS Sustainability Network meeting on 8 Septermber 2009, covering the
basics of carbon calculations and measurements including: scope 1, 2 and
3 emissions, the importance of data collection, use of the defra conversion factors
particularly in relation to the CRC.
This document has been developed by the Sustainable Health SW project to provide a template for a board level Carbon Management Plan. The document includes background information and appendices: each organisation can include actions and measuring specific to their aims and needs.
This information is provided to clarify what this target means to NHS organisations in terms of data collection, reporting at national, regional and local levels. It is not an academic research report, and is written to clarify some of the concepts that require agreement across the NHS. It is proposed that this will be shared with a number of key individuals and organisations for comment and then shared across the regional networks.