To coincide with the international focus on sustainability and climate at COP27 we have this week published our first Green Plan. The Green Plan sets out our role in the NHS’s goal to become net-zero carbon and address the challenge of climate change. On Friday we joined partners from across Portsmouth to sign the new Green Charter making a public commitment to improving our environmental performance.
Mark Orchard, Chief Financial Officer, attended an event with the council on Friday 18 November, which saw the launch of their Climate Change Strategy.
The Climate Change Strategy details the council’s goal to become a “net zero carbon” council by 2030 and support the city on the same journey. The Portsmouth Green Partnership Charter is a key part to achieving this goal to support and promote environmental sustainability in Portsmouth.
PHU will work alongside their partners to contribute to securing an environmentally sustainable future for Portsmouth by reducing carbon emissions and operational waste, supporting local biodiversity, and empowering and supporting those living and working in Portsmouth to make greener decisions.
Mark Orchard, Chief Financial Officer at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, said:
“We are very proud to be part of the of the Portsmouth Green Partnership Charter. The NHS accounts for 5% of the national carbon footprint and health services across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight emit over 1 million tonnes of cardon dioxide each year alone. We have recently published our first Green Plan setting out our ambitious agenda that includes transformation in our clinical pathways, prescription advice and buying differently. The charter is our commitment to working in partnership across Portsmouth to deliver on this important agenda.”
Signatories of the Portsmouth Green Partnership Charter:
- African Women’s Forum
- Airbus Portsmouth
- Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board
- NetZero Group
- Portsmouth City Council
- Portsmouth Football Club
- Portsmouth Hive
- Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
- Pompey in the Community
- Portsmouth International Port
- Portsmouth Naval Base, Royal Navy
- The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth
- University of Portsmouth
Anyone interested in receiving news on the council’s plans to tackle climate change, funding opportunities, and how you can get involved can sign up to receive email updates by visiting: portsmouth.gov.uk/climateaction