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Advancing #Green Nephrology: Strategies and Insights From ISN Emerging Leaders Cohorts Published in Scientific Journals 

The paper “Climate Change, Kidney Health, and Environmentally Sustainable Kidney Care” by ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) cohort 2 members has been published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).  

Read the paper here 

The cohort conducted a cross-sectional survey to:  

  • Understand knowledge, attitudes, and practices among healthcare professionals concerning the link between climate change and kidney health 
  • Identify sustainable kidney care initiatives and strategies to enhance their engagement 
  • Compare responses from countries with different income levels 

In an opinion piece published in the Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease, ISN Emerging Leaders Program members from low- and middle-income countries share insights into the challenges of implementing environmentally sustainable kidney care practices and propose solutions for their respective regions in response to recent guidance from the Canadian Society of Nephrology’s Sustainable Nephrology Action Planning committee. 

Read the paper here 

Since forming in 2022, the cohort has been working on initiatives related to green nephrology aimed at reducing the environmental impact of kidney healthcare, including: 

  • Development of a toolkit for sustainable practices 
  • Conducting a scoping review on the subject 

Find out more about the ISN Emerging Leaders Program here 

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