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Cleaner Health Care: Reducing Hospital GHG Emissions

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The U.S. health care sector is responsible for 8.5% of the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, solidifying the nation’s position as the foremost global emitter of health care-related GHG emissions. Experts and policymakers increasingly recognize the necessity of cutting GHGs from the health care system, beginning with our nation’s hospitals.

Encouragingly, many hospitals have started to lower their GHG emissions, setting a precedent for others to follow suit with added federal backing. Recently, the Bipartisan Policy Center developed federal policy recommendations to aid hospitals in their efforts to curtail GHG emissions.

Please join the Bipartisan Policy Center and Commonwealth Fund for a discussion focused on how hospitals can safely reduce their GHG emissions while protecting and promoting patient health and safety.


Opening Remarks

Dr. Joseph R. Betancourt | President, The Commonwealth Fund


Dr. Bill Frist | Former Senate Majority Leader; Senior Fellow, BPC

Panel Discussion

Clark Reed | National Program Manager, ENERGY STAR

Michael D. Roberts | Director, Energy Services, Atrium Health

Dr. Hardeep Singh | Co-Chief, Health Policy, Quality and Informatics, Houston Veterans Affairs Center of Innovation; Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Moderated by

Joanne Kenen | Journalist In Residence, Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing and Public Health; Contributing Writer, Politico


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