Our 13th annual Climate Change Accountability Report (CCAR) highlights our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and promoting planetary health.
Through awareness, education, and partnerships, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) has championed energy efficiency, carbon emissions reduction and environmental sustainability, while prioritizing climate adaptation and resilience.
The report celebrates achievements including:
- 13 consecutive years of being carbon neutral. The Energy and Carbon Management team, in particular, has played a vital role in reducing emissions from our facilities.
- Achieving a 20 per cent decrease in PHSA’s carbon footprint compared to 2007 baseline. We achieved this through projects, such as energy system upgrades and thermal energy recovery; reducing reliance on fossil fuels and optimizing buildings controls, while trying to enhance the climate resilience of our infrastructure; improving occupants’ safety and comfort, managing operational costs and site challenges, and lowering our environmental impacts in general.
- The Green+Leaders program gained 38 new members bringing the total number of active PHSA Green+Leaders to 114. We continue to provide training, resources, toolkits, recognition and support to Green+Leaders, GreenCare network members and various green teams.
Our low-carbon climate resilience and environmental sustainability work aligns with the Coast Salish teaching of Eyhh Slaxin: to be “good medicine” for all living things, including people, ecosystems, and the planet.
Download Provincial Health Services Authority’s 2022 Climate Change Accountability Report to delve deeper into our progress and success stories in tackling climate change.