“I/We fully realise the influence of climate change on health and its systems and the effect of health systems on the environment is an undeniable and complex challenge that requires a synergistic, integrated, and collaborative approach.
As a member of the Green Health Alliance, I/We pledge our support to collaborate for climate action in health in India, through diverse private and public sector stakeholders to accelerate and amplify climate mitigation, adaptation, and disaster preparedness in the health ecosystem, with a focus on women and communities in resource-limited settings.
Bees of a hive have different roles and responsibilities, but together they make things work. With brains the size of sesame seeds, honeybees have to work together in different capacities to maintain a healthy nest. Similarly, we at GHA are looking for like-minded partners that are ready to collaborate by way of their thought leadership, resources, and ground interventions to accelerate and amplify climate mitigation, adaptation, and disaster preparedness in the health ecosystem.
We also understand that each partner is unique in what it will bring to the alliance. While some will work on awareness building, there will be others who will bring in advocacy support, knowledge sharing, community-based interventions, or funds to further the objectives of GHA.
🔹 If you’re a private hospital, or hospital network working with vulnerable communities, then you can sign up for the healthcare professionals on your platform to be capacitated on various climate and health related risks and ways to address them.You can save costs through our solutions, generate higher revenue (increased footfalls, preferred providers during emergencies) and also earn green credits.
🔹If you’re an enterprise working on sustainable solutions to tackle heat through fair cooling, or solutions for flooding, then you can join the alliance as a solution provider for adaptation and resilience building.
🔹 If you’re an enterprise that works with solar or other renewable energy, energy efficient equipment, rainwater harvesting, plastic and biomedical waste management, then please join GHA as a climate mitigation solution provider.
🔹 If you are a financier, then you can join the alliance to explore aggregated networks of climate-positive clients and companies that need financing at sustainable costs.
As per the International Disaster Database (EM-DAT), climate disasters have increased by 14.5% from 2018 to 2019 alone reaching a total of 389 events 2 . Government departments for health and climate change often operate on separate tracks and do not have a platform or scheme that integrates the core functions of each, but with the rise in climatic disasters, both climate and health departments need to work in unison to address the adverse impacts on people’s wellbeing . We have developed a playbook that can serve as the template for any government to develop a comprehensive plan to address climatic risks on the health and wellbeing of poor, marginalized communities through a primary healthcare lens, which is inherently more sustainable than secondary and tertiary care.
🔹 GHA is looking to raise USD 5 million to supportthe wide range of work encompassed here through different secretariats in Asia.
🔹 We offer a platform that convenes various stakeholders - public, private and civil society with potential for collective climate impact, through innovative and integrated approaches to addressing the intersection of climate and health, high social and environmental impact which is measurable and traceable. The GHA approach is also amenable to Results Based Financing.