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Climate action

NHS Wales has a carbon footprint of around 1.00MtC02e, second only to local authorities in Wales. This is the equivalent to the energy use of almost 126,000 homes for a whole year!

Our sustainability action plan highlights actions we can take at HEIW to reduce this, so we can contribute to the Welsh Government target of a net zero public sector by 2030.

This plan looks to:

  • improve sustainable practices
  • reduce our carbon footprint
  • encourage climate smart education and training
  • maintain and enhance biodiversity.

By adopting sustainable practices, we can reduce our impact on the environment, preserve natural resources and promote social and economic equity.

We have a unique position as HEIW, to provide education and training to healthcare professionals in a way that encourages them to question practices to find the most sustainable means of delivering healthcare now, and in the future.


Documents that inspired this plan:


We're part of the network of Green Groups throughout health boards in NHS Wales.