The main objective of the GNC is to create awareness on the topic of environment/climate change and health/disease especially the environmental sustainability related to renal diseases contributing to making a more sustainable and environmentally friendly healthcare sector and health/disease especially the environmental sustainability related to the renal diseases.
Awareness about the topic is another task of the Committee: this can be done by producing position statements, making scientific presentations and organising meetings.
Education is essential, and the GNC aims to make the environmental impact of healthcare mandatory in the medical curriculum and in every health profession, as also the knowledge regarding the ecological consequences of the services they offer.
Lobbying with Health Authorities to set a minimum standard related to environmental impact for companies when applying for competition calls for dialysis providers.
It also makes sure that the Council and all ERA Committees act consistently with the purposes for which ERA was founded and that they follow the rules of the Constitution and Council Regulations
Annette Bruchfeld, Sweden
Danilo Fliser, Germany
Edita Noruisiene, Lithuania
Alberto Ortiz, Spain
Ivan Rychlík, Czech Republic
Maria Jose Soler, Spain
Kate Stevens, United Kingdom
Christoph Wanner, Germany