10 things a doctor can do to combat climate change
Introduction to RCPE CAFE's '10 things...'
RCPE CAFE's '10 things...'
Practise preventive medicine
Reduce the investigations you request
Use telephone consultations and low carbon meetings
Reduce use of personal protective equipment
Switch it off
Walk, cycle, or use public transport
Bring your own food and drink (locally produced) in reusable containers
Learn, and audit your practice
Join discussions in your board or trust about the big things
You can learn more about each of the '10 things' with this e-learning which takes between 30-60 minutes to complete. We encourage you to take time reflecting on your practice and how you can apply what you have learnt.
This e-learning will be updated regularly so we encourage you to revisit this page every 6-12 months.
Greenhouse Gas Protocol and emission 'scopes'
You may have heard about Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. Watch this video to learn more about their relevance to healthcare organisations and systems such as the NHS, and where you can have influence as a doctor.
#ShowYourStripes is a campaign led by Professor Ed Hawkins (University of Reading). This ‘warming stripe’ graphic provides a visual representation of the change in global temperatures over the past 170+ years. Each stripe represents the average annual global temperature. Recent years have been the warmest on record.