The main objective of GNC: is to create a platform within ERA to start a dialogue and foster interaction among different stakeholders related to the subject of environment and health/disease.

Create awareness: Awareness on the topic is another task of the Committee: this can be done by producing position statements, making scientific presentations and organising meetings.

Education: Education is essential and we aim to make medical environmental impact mandatory in the medical curriculum (and in every health professions), thus the knowledge regarding the environmental 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.


Peter J. Blankestijn (The Netherlands) – Chair

Christoph Wanner (Germany) – ERA President

Ivan Rychlík (Czech Republic) – ERA Secretary-Treasurer

Danilo Fliser (Germany) – ERA Renal Science Chair

Alberto Ortiz (Spain) – ERA Clinical Nephrology Governance Chair

Annette Bruchfeld (Sweden) – Scientific Committee Chair for 59 ERA Congress

Edita Noruisiene (Lithuania) – EDTNA/ERCA President

Kate Stevens (UK) – Ordinary member

Maria Jose Romeo Soler (Spain) – Ordinary member

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