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Australia’s healthcare system is one of the best in the world, however delivering these services contributes 7% of our total greenhouse gas emissions, more than double the proportion in England (3%).

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Commission has developed a draft Sustainable Healthcare Module to support health services reduce these impacts, build climate resilience, adapt systems and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This would be a voluntary accreditation module for health services to consider their vulnerability to climate change and how they contribute.

The developed module is open for feedback and consultation by 31 January 2023.

Have your say

The Commission is seeking feedback on the Sustainable Healthcare Module’s applicability, content and appropriateness to the health sector.

You can provide feedback on the module, in whole or in part or for specific actions that are important to you.

Access the draft module for consultation below and provide feedback by:

  • Responding to a short survey online survey
  • Providing a written submission and returning to

If you need some inspiration, the Climate and Health Alliance, Australia’s peak body on health and climate change, have made it easy with a short submission guide. You can copy and paste their answers if you’re really time poor or struggling to find the words.

Do something today to help Australia’s future health services be more sustainable.

Consultation Paper – Draft Sustainable Healthcare Module