Major efforts are needed to mitigate climate change. A new report argues that if the drivers and impacts of climate change are effectively addressed there are substantial opportunities for climate action to benefit human health.
The report, published jointly by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society, addresses the potential benefits to human health from action on climate change. Journalists dialled in to this briefing to hear three senior contributors to the report address such questions as
Prof Joanna Haigh CBE FRS [co-chair], Professor of Atmospheric Physics
Prof Sir Andy Haines FMedSci [co-chair], Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh, Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations, University of Bath