Sixty seconds on . . . greening the NHSBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i605 (Published 02 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i605
- Nigel Hawkes
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 …