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The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change

The Lancet Countdown was established to provide an independent, global monitoring system dedicated to tracking the health dimensions of the impacts of, and the response to, climate change.

The report tracks 41 indicators across five domains: climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerability; adaptation, planning, and resilience for health; mitigation actions and health co-benefits; finance and economics; and public and political engagement.

This report is the product of a collaboration of 27 leading academic institutions, the UN, and intergovernmental agencies from every continent.  In particular it looks at heatwaves, vector-borne disease, food security and emission reduction and their impacts on public health.

 

Speakers:

Prof Elizabeth Robinson, Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Reading

Prof Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

Prof Hilary Graham, Professor of Health Sciences at the University of York

Dr Nick Watts, Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown

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