anaesthesia; volatiles; nitrous oxide; carbon emissions; global warming; climate change;
The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
The 2019 NHS Long term plan states that carbon emissions from anaesthesia should be reduced by 2%. What does this mean, what is the time frame, and how are we going to achieve this?
The Government has put climate change, the environment and sustainability issues high on the agenda, with goals and timelines to reduce carbon emissions becoming more ambitious.