Cutting carbon emissions in health research: Report


In a recent article, Lilly Tozer discusses a recent report, which identifies sustainable practices that could help reduce the carbon footprint associated with health research. The report identified 146 sustainability initiatives–categorized into types that include staff networks, campaigns, measurement tools, and certification programs–that could help reduce health research energy use and waste. Most initiatives identified in the report were voluntary. The report found that sustainability initiatives are usually driven by individual scientists, but that these sustainable working practices still required coordination and resources. The report calls for institutions to provide better support for sustainability initiatives.

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