Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health

Elsevier, The Lancet, Volume 398, 11 September 2021
Atwoli L., Baqui A.H., Benfield T., Bosurgi R., Godlee F., Hancocks S. et al.

The UN General Assembly in September, 2021, will bring countries together at a critical time for marshalling collective action to tackle the global environmental crisis. They will meet again at the biodiversity summit in Kunming, China, and the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, UK. Ahead of these pivotal meetings, we—the editors of health journals worldwide—call for urgent action to keep average global temperature increases below 1·5°C, halt the destruction of nature, and protect health.