Aspirus Celebrated at United Nations Climate Conference

Aspirus Health was one of 102 health organizations celebrated by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) on November 10.

We were recognized for joining the Health Care Sector Pledge in June 2022, expressing our commitment to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and increasing our climate resilience.

Climate change is the number one threat to global public health, according to a September 2021 consensus of 200 medical journals. It exposes millions of people in the United States to harm every year through increases in:

  • Extreme heat waves
  • Wildfires
  • Flooding
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Other factors that worsen chronic health conditions

The health care sector also contributes to climate change, accounting for approximately 8.5% of U.S. domestic emissions.

At Aspirus Health, we’re proud of our commitment to protecting communities from climate change and fighting for a healthier world.