Thursday, December 22nd
10:15 – 11:45 am PST
The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is an international, multidisciplinary research collaboration between academic institutions and practitioners across the world.
Announced at COP 22, the Lancet Countdown will track progress on health and climate change. It follows on from the work of the 2015 Lancet Commission, which concluded that the response to climate change could be “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century”. Countdown will develop indicators to track the world’s response to climate change, and the health benefits that result.
The Lancet Countdown will actively seek to engage with existing monitoring processes, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and World Health Organization’s climate and health country profiles. The indicators will also evolve over time through ongoing collaboration with experts and a range of stakeholders, and be dependent on the emergence of new evidence and knowledge. This is especially relevant to the public health practitioner and public health research communities, because of the collaborative nature of the initiative.
Join Island Press, the Public Health Institute and the Security and Sustainability Forum for the US introduction of the Lancet Countdown.