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Decarbonizing Care Delivery Organizational Readiness Assessment

This tool assists hospital leaders with evaluating current organizational capabilities and areas of opportunity in lowering carbon emissions from care delivery, or decarbonizing care.


  • 7 components on which hospital leaders interested in environmental sustainability can self-assess the leadership, governance, and measurement capacity needed to successfully pursue climate and health activities
  • 3 areas of opportunity to decarbonize care delivery that teams can prioritize as they make commitments and set strategies to reduce emissions

Health care organizations must meet the challenge of climate change by making clear commitments, building capability, and pursuing effective strategies to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

This tool is designed to help hospitals evaluate current decarbonization infrastructure and activities, surfacing strengths and areas of opportunity to focus resources and improvement efforts. Team members can complete this assessment individually and compare notes with colleagues, and periodically revisit this tool to measure progress over time.

Assessment components include:

  • Leadership Accountability
  • Organizational Commitment
  • Targets and Timelines
  • Actionable System-wide Carbon Measurement Dashboard
  • Clinical Decarbonization Opportunities:
    • Anesthetic Gases
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Medical Devices and Supplies



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