The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises

Elsevier, The Lancet, Volume 397, 9 January 2021
Authors: 
Watts N., Amann M., Arnell N., Ayeb-Karlsson S., Beagley J., Belesova K. et al.

The Lancet Countdown is an international collaboration established to provide an independent, global monitoring system dedicated to tracking the emerging health profile of the changing climate.

The 2020 report presents 43 indicators across five sections: climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerabilities; adaptation, planning, and resilience for health; mitigation actions and health co-benefits; economics and finance; and public and political engagement. This report represents the findings and consensus of the 35 leading academic institutions and UN agencies that make up The Lancet Countdown, and draws on the expertise of climate scientists, geographers, engineers, experts in energy, food, and transport, economists, social