Commitment to Action

2020 Health Care Climate Challenge

Commitment by

Skoll Foundation

In 2015, Skoll Foundation, in collaboration with Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and additional partners, committed to scale up the 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge, an effort to mobilize 10,000 health centers and hospitals to address climate change by reducing their carbon footprint through sustainability, energy efficiency, and resiliency measures. Participating healthcare systems will be collectively responsible for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26 million metric tons annually by 2020 and moving large swaths of the health care sector in key countries toward low carbon health care and advocacy for a healthy climate. The commitment partners will use Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) Connect, an interactive platform to launch the first ever international system to track health care emissions and measurable actions by hospitals, health systems, and health organizations to reduce the health sector’s carbon footprint.





2020 Health Care Climate Challenge



Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America, Latin America & Caribbean, Oceania, Africa, Asia


Canada, COSTA RICA, New Zealand, SOUTH AFRICA, South Korea, SPAIN, United States

Commitment by

Skoll Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

NHS Sustainable Development Unit, Kaiser Permanente, Cisco, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), Yonsei University Health System, Western Cape Government Health