Climate-smart health care: Recommendations for new Biden-Harris administration

Health care is on the front lines of the COVID-19 and climate crises which converged in 2020, with health care workers trying to care for patients with a novel virus while managing the fallout from historic wildfires, floods, and hurricanes. The good news is there are common solutions to addressing both crises.

Our recommendations for the Biden-Harris administration represent the key actions that the new administration, as well as Congress, can take immediately to build a more resilient health care system, mitigate the carbon footprint of health care operations, contribute to a sustainable and just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and ensure all communities are resilient to the impacts of climate change.