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The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

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The The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change works to ensure that health is at the centre of how governments understand and respond to climate change. Our work ranges from ensuring policymakers have access to high-quality evidence-based guidance, through to providing the health profession with the tools they need to improve public health.

Key activities within climate change and health

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration providing a global overview of the relationship between public health and climate change. The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change exists to monitor the transition from threats of climate change to the opportunities for benefitting human health, with cleaner air, healthier diets, and more liveable cities. We are a collaboration of over 120 leading experts from more than 35 academic institutions and UN agencies across the globe, bringing together climate scientists, engineers, energy specialists, economists, political scientists, public health professionals and doctors. Each year its findings are published in The Lancet medical journal ahead of the UN climate change negotiations across five key domains:

  • Climate change impacts, exposures and vulnerability
  • Adaptation, planning, and resilience for health
  • Mitigation actions and health co-benefits
  • Economics and finance
  • Public and political engagement.

The data makes clear how climate change is affecting our health, the consequences of delayed action and the health benefits of a robust response. The publication of the Lancet Countdown annual report is accompanied by a global media and communications campaign, a series of launch events around the world, and policy engagement outreach.

In addition to its annual global report, the Lancet Countdown is expanding its network by establishing national and regional centres in key locations around the world with the aim of 1) promoting national and regional-level research in climate change and health, and 2) enhancing the influence and reach of the Lancet Countdown. These regional and national centres are, for example, established in South America and Asia.

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For general inquiries:

e-mail address: info@lancetcountdown.org

Webpage: https://www.lancetcountdown.org/contact/

For data inquiries:

Dr. Marina Romanello (m.romanello@ucl.ac.uk)

Published in Climate-ADAPT Jan 19 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 25 2021

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