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Department of Health and Social Care: Climate Change

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 4448, tabled on 16 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of climate change on the work of his Department; and what steps he is taking in response to that effect.

Answered on

24 January 2020

The Department has made assessments of the effect of climate change on the work of the Department in developing our commitments for the health and social care system within the National Adaptation Programme available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/climate-change-second-national-adaptation-programme-2018-to-2023

It has also developed a Departmental Sustainable Development Plan, which sets the ambition for the Department to embed sustainability in all policy development and includes our commitment to the ‘Greening Government Commitments’. This is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/greening-government-commitments

This Department works closely across Government to ensure that climate change policies also deliver associated benefits to public health where appropriate.

Interests declared
The Member has declared that they have interests which may be relevant to the subject matter of this question.