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Carbon Neutrality in Hospitals Elusive, But Worth the Effort

RESTON, Virgina, July 31, 2023 ( Sustainability News) – The health care sector accounts for about 4.5 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Burning fossil fuels to operate hospitals and clinics 24/7, producing the medicines, medical devices, food, and equipment to provide health care has been releasing heat-trapping greenhouse gases, but now a new readiness in the industry to curb those emissions is emerging.

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Building ‘A Grand Coalition’ to Protect the Climate

The summit is being convened to form “a grand coalition” of energy and climate ministers with industry, finance and civil society leaders who agree to keep global warming to just 1.5 degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial temperatures – the most conservative goal of the Paris Agreement.

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COP27: At-Risk Nations Celebrate New Climate Loss, Damage Fund

Overwhelmed by storms, drought, and rising seas, stressed out developing countries won creation of a fund for loss and damage at the UN’s annual climate conference, COP27. More than 45,000 participants gathered in this resort town at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula to negotiate implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate, build coalitions, solve problems, and find financing.

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