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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-04380
Asked by: Gillian Martin, Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 10 November 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what action NHS Scotland is taking to help tackle the climate emergency.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 11 November 2021


Answer

The Scottish Government and NHS National Services Scotland have published a draft NHS Scotland Climate Emergency and Sustainability Strategy for consultation. It sets out an aim for NHS Scotland to become a net-zero health service by 2040. Since 1990, local Health Boards have reduced the greenhouse gas emissions from their buildings by 63.9%.