Royal College of Nursing (2019) Responding to Climate Change - RCN position statement, London: RCN
Royal College of Nursing: Sustainability - why it matters in health and care, and what the RCN is doing about it.
World Health Organisation (2017) Climate change and health, Geneva: WHO.
United Nations Development Programme (2017) United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Knowledge Platform
The United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by UN Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for people and the planet, now and into the future. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
Sustainable Development Goal 3 - Health
Royal College of Nursing (2018) Freedom of Information Follow up Report on Management of Waste in the NHS, London: RCN
Sustainable Development Unit (2016) Sustainable development strategy for the health and social care system 2014 – 2020 SDU: Cambridge.
Sustainable Development Unit: NHS long term plan
Lancet and Royal College of Physicians (2017) Lancet Countdown 2017 Report: briefing for UK policymakers. Lancet: London
The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration, dedicated to tracking the world's response to climate change, and the health benefits that emerge from this transition.
Health Care Without Harm Europe
HCWH Europe is a non-profit European coalition of health organisations working to transform health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint.
The NurSus project aims to develop innovative teaching and learning approaches for Sustainability Literacy and Competency (SLC) within nurse education.
Angela Cartwright (2019) Combating climate change: the view from maternity, 11 July, RCN: London (blog)
Many thanks to Rebecca Gibbs from the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Professor Janet Richardson from Plymouth University and Mark Platt (former RCN Policy Manager) for their help with putting this subject guide together.