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Sixty seconds on . . . greening the NHS

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i605 (Published 02 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i605
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

So, the NHS in England has hit a target?

Yes, it has more than met its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10% between 2007 and 2015. Emissions have fallen from 25.7 to 22.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent a year—a reduction of 11.3%.

Drop in the ocean, isn’t it?

Yes, given that world emissions amount to nearly 36 000 million tonnes a year. But it’s not when you put the figure in …

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