Environmental Sustainability and Kidney Care Position Statement
The Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN), the Renal Society of Australasia (RSA) and Kidney Health New Zealand (KHNZ) recognise the enormity of the threat that climate and other environmental change pose to human health, including kidney health.
Given the high carbon emissions, resource consumption and waste generation profile of healthcare, there is imperative for the healthcare sector to act urgently and broadly to minimise its environmental impact. This position statement affirms the commitment of our organisations to:
1) Address our own environmental impact, and
2) through education, research, and advocacy, drive the necessary transformation to environmentally sustainable kidney care in Australia and New Zealand