Coronavirus patients in New Zealand ‘fly carbon neutral’

Health care provider Northland DHB says this will assist with its goal to achieve net zero emissions before 2050

Health care provider Northland DHB is now transferring patients between hospitals with carbon-neutral flights in New Zealand.

Recognising the urgency to prevent global warming exceeding 1.5 °C, the health organisation has increased its commitment to further reduce its carbon emissions by 2030.

It has announced it is offsetting helicopter and patient flights, converting its light fleet to electric vehicles before 2025 and switching its heavy fleet before 2030 to support net zero targets.

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