Table 1

What can global gastroenterology societies, endoscopy centres, practices, publishers, individuals and academic centres do to support planetary health?

EndeavourGI societyEndoscopy centreGI practicePublisherIndividualAcademic centre
Climate change efforts become part of daily life and work activities
Existing endoscopy management committees establish standalone (sub)committees to curb waste
Limit GHG production, primarily the carbon footprint (energy, travel)
Work with endoscopy and supply companies to curb non-recyclable waste
Eliminate non-recyclable waste
Develop and disseminate educational material and examples of active efforts
Advocate for government and research investments
Provide research support to combat climate change
Embed climate health in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate curricula
  • GHG, greenhouse gas; GI, gastrointestinal.