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C2DS: Guides on Sustainable development and better practice in healthcare

Comité pour le Développement Durable en Santé (C2DS) firmly believes in sustainable development and intend to convince the public by setting an example and conveying their urge to take action.

Since 2009, they have published numerous guides on better practices and continue to update them each year. Their guides give numerous examples, ideas and actions which can be used to produce significant results around the world. The themes developed in their guides focus on sustainable management, eco-construction, greenhouse gas effect, responsible purchasing, waste management, and health education.

As for their 2012 and 3rd edition of their most recent guide, it has just been published in French. This guide focuses on international experiences from countries around the world. It will be available in English in September 2012 at the cost of 50€.

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Originally posted on 9 July 2012

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