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Greening the Health Sector Policy Think Tank

Start Date: 
Wed, 22/08/2012
End Date: 
Wed, 22/08/2012
AHHA and Climate & Health Alliance

Luna Park, Sydney

Sponsored by:


How can the health care sector in Australia play a leadership role in the transition to a "clean energy future", by reducing the sector’s environmental footprint? As an important component of Australia's economy, hospitals and the healthcare sector can have a significant impact on environmental health, and thus an important role to play in the climate change debate. This Think Tank will kick-start an important conversation about how hospitals and healthcare providers can reduce their own carbon footprints, and in doing so how the Australian health system can be strengthened through the promotion of greater sustainability and environmental health. Facilitated by Dr Paul Dugdale.


Read the AHHA Healthcare services and climate change debate policy brief HERE:


  • Peter Orris, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM, Professor and Chief, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System, senior Advisor to Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)
  • Dr Kate Charlesworth, Public Health Registrar previously from the NHS Sustainable Development
  • Mr Glen Hadfield‐ Manager, Asset Systems & Sustainability, Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Dr Forbes McGain,  Anaesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Western Health Footscray, Vic
  • Professor Tony Capon, Head of the Discipline of Public Health Faculty of Health University of Canberra

Click here to view the program


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