The Environmental sustainability strategy 2018–19 to 2022–23 sets out the department’s commitment to further improve the environmental performance of the health system and to adapt the health system so it is resilient in the face of climate change.

The strategy contains three strategic directions, with each direction having a series of key objectives and high-level actions from 2018–19 to 2022–23. The strategic directions are:

  • provide leadership and engage with the sector
  • improve the environmental performance of the health system
  • adapt to a changing climate.

This progress report outlines progress to date in implementing the actions identified in the 2018–19 action plan as of 28 February 2019. A full progress report for the 2018–19 year will be published in October 2019, including an assessment against the key reporting metrics identified in the strategy.


Publication Type
Research and Reports
Date Published
07 Apr 2019
12 pages
Available format
Department of Health & Human Services