From milligrams to megatons: A climate and nature assessment of ten key health products

Date:  15 January 2024

From milligrams to megatons: A climate and nature assessment of ten key health products

In this report, Unitaid examines how actors in the global health system can reduce health value chains’ carbon emissions, mitigate their impact on nature, and adapt to climate change while also safeguarding the critical public health outcomes they support. The report holistically assesses the emissions, impact on nature, and climate risks associated with ten key health products in global public health; outlines a framework for alleviating major effects and risks, including levers that could be pulled within health value chains and enabling actions that other healthcare actors could take; and presents a framework that can be applied to other health value chains in accordance with leading risk assessment and disclosure standards.

Written by:

Carmen Menéndez