• CRS, Extended Chapter - Water
    CRS, Extended Chapter - Water
    Carbon Reduction Strategy, Extended Chapter on Water
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  • Route Map
    Route Map
    The Route Map is a framework for action to help organisations develop a sustainable health system. It will help you to coordinate and take action so your organisation can save money, resources, improve health and make changes future proof.
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  • Sustainable Development Strategy
    Sustainable Development Strategy
    The NHS Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) is a 5 year sustainable health and social care strategy for the period April 2014 - March 2020.
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  • International Work
    International Work
    The NHS has an international reputation and consequently we work closely a growing number of countries and international organisatons.
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  • Research and Development
    Research and Development
    If the NHS conducts R&D in a more sustainable way this will help reduce the NHS carbon footprint in time to meet its emissions deadlines. There are a number of areas that are currently benefitting from R&D projects.
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  • Legal Requirements
    Legal Requirements
    NHS organisations are steered by a series of statutory, regulatory, and policy requirements as well as high-level guidance.
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  • Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)
    Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)
    The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is a mandatory energy efficiency scheme affecting the majority of NHS organisations. Participating trusts are required to report their baseline energy use and their carbon emissions in their annual reports.
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  • Adaptation
    To enable the health system to prepare for these events the NHS SDU and its partners have developed updated guidance to help the health system adapt to climate change.
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  • The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)
    The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)
    The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) was the first large emissions trading schemes in the world. Launched in 2005 to combat climate change it requires participating organisations to monitor and report their CO2 emissions.
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  • Carbon Reduction Strategy
    Carbon Reduction Strategy
    The NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy for England (CRS) sets an ambition for the NHS to help drive change towards a low carbon society.
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