2020 Healthcare Climate Challenge

The 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge is an initiative by the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) Network to mobilise hospitals and health centres around the world to commit to 2020 emissions reduction targets. The Challenge and pledge are based on three main pillars of climate mitigation, resilience and leadership.

Any hospital, health system, or health organisation can join the 2020 Challenge for free. For non-GGHH members, signing up automatically results in membership to GGHH.

For more info, including how to sign up, click here


Challenge Participants from the Pacific region:

  • Counties Manukau District Health Board
  • Kooweerup Regional Health Service
  • Mater Misericordiae Limited
  • New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA)
  • Queanbeyan District Hospital


Awards Program for 2020 Challenge

The 2020 Challenge also has an annual Awards program which gives participants the chance to be internationally recognised for their efforts in achieving low-carbon healthcare. More info here.


Winners from the 2016 Awards season!

Pacific Region:

  • Counties Manukau District Health Board, New Zealand:
    SILVER- GHG Reduction (Non-energy)

  • Kooweerup Regional Health Service, Australia:
    SILVER- Climate Resiliency
    GOLD- Climate Leadership

  • Mater Misericordiae Limited, Australia:
    GOLD- Climate Resiliency
    SILVER- GHG Reduction (Energy)


For more info about how these participants won their awards, you can read their case studies by clicking here.