Climate change mitigation in hospitals by optimizing supply chains (KliOL)

Brief description of the project

The project 'Climate Change mitigation in Hospitals by Optimizing Supply Chains' (KliOL) aims to create a greenhouse gas calculator for hospitals with a special focus on greenhouse gas emissions from supply chains ("Scope 3" emissions) using Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) as an example. In parallel, exemplary climate change measures will be implemented at the UKHD and evaluated with regard to their impact on the greenhouse gas balance, financial aspects and possible health effects.

Project partner

Heidelberger Institut für Global Health (HIGH)

The 'Heidelberg Institute for Global Health' is a research institute at the medical faculty of the University of Heidelberg. Founded in 1962, the institute aims to investigate health phenomena of global importance and to develop solutions. Research projects at the institute focus on identifying major disease risk factors and health care needs, developing new approaches to improve population health, and establishing new models of health care delivery. The KliOL project is affiliated with the Climate Change, Nutrition and Health working group, which was founded by Prof. Sauerborn back in 2012 and is now led by Jun.-Prof. Ina Danquah. On the one hand, this group is dedicated to researching the health effects of climate change and suitable adaptation strategies. On the other hand, the scientists investigate the role of the health sector in greenhouse gas reduction.

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (ifeu)

ifeu is an ecologically oriented, independent and non-profit research institute that employs around 80 scientists from the natural, engineering and social sciences at its sites in Heidelberg and Berlin. With more than 40 years of experience, it conducts research and provides consulting services worldwide on important environmental and sustainability topics for numerous international and national funding agencies and clients. Topics of 'ifeu' include resource conservation and circular economy, sustainable and environmentally compatible design of products, material flows and processes, future-oriented mobility concepts, a successful energy transition, nutrition, biomass, biodiversity and land use.


Heidelberg Institute for Global Health (HIGH)
Ms. Dr. med. Alina Herrmann
Im Neuenheimer Feld 324
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 56 8035
E-Mail: alina.herrmann(at)

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (ifeu)
Mr. Bernd Franke
Wilckensstr. 3
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 4767 23
E-Mail: bernd.franke(at)