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NHS hits target on reducing carbon emissions

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 29 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i587
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

The NHS reduced its carbon emissions by 11% from 2007 to 2015, exceeding the 10% target set in 2009, although it is unlikely to meet long term goals on climate change if the pace of change does not improve.

In 2008 the Climate Change Act set a target for the United Kingdom to reduce its carbon emissions by 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.1

The latest report on progress from the NHS’s Sustainable Development Unit showed that …

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