Legal Requirements

The health system is committed to reducing its carbon emissions in line with the UK Climate Change Act.

To help it achieve this ambition organisations are steered by a series of statutory, regulatory, and policy requirements as well as high-level guidance.  Very simply there are a number of things which organisations “must do” and some which they “should do” in order to be sustainable in financial, social and environmental terms. This section deals with some of these requirement, specifically:

  1. Climate Change Act
  2. National adaptation programme 
  3. The Carbon Reduction Commitment 
  4. Civil Contingencies Act
  5. EU ETS