SHEtalks: "How much health can a tonne of carbon buy?" by Anand Singh Bhopal

Exploring the environmental costs of healthcare.

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Welcome to our second SHEtalks in 2021. If you would like to participate, please send an email to and we will send you the zoom-link. 




In 1993, Investing in Health laid out how and why to allocate of scarce financial resources in order to maximise health, forming the foundations of priority setting in health widely used today. This focus on ‘fair allocation of the next dollar’ did not, and still does not, consider the environmental costs of healthcare. This paper outlines the climate footprint of healthcare and outlines the case for integrating a climate criterion into priority setting in health. 

Anand Singh Bhopal is a PhD Research Fellow at the Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS), within the Department for Global Health and Primary Care. He is a medical doctor and holds a Masters degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health from University College London. 

SHEtalks are open lectures and a collaboration between KNOWIT and SHE. 


Emneord: environmental costs, health care, waste in health
Publisert 17. feb. 2021 11:34 - Sist endret 24. juni 2022 08:27