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Josh Karliner

Director of Global Partnerships, Health Care Without Harm

Josh Karliner works with Health Care Without Harm to build a zero-emissions, climate resilient and more equitable health care sector that advocates for a healthy climate and a just transition.    He has been with HCWH since 2005, establishing a series of initiatives including the organization’s Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network, with members now in 84 countries.  Closely collaborating with the WHO, Josh spearheaded HCWH’s successful worldwide campaign to eliminate mercury in healthcare and led its more recent work with WHO and the UK COP Presidency to secure commitments from now more than 70 governments for sustainable, low-carbon, climate resilient health care.   He is author of two books along with a wide variety of publications on global environmental and health policy, including most recently two groundbreaking reports: one that defined health care’s worldwide climate footprint and the second that set forth a Global Road Map to decarbonize the sector. 

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