Advisory Groups

The work of the Lancet Countdown is guided by global experts in health and climate change. Academic outputs are overseen by the Scientific Advisory Group and a newly established High Level Advisory Board will provide strategic direction for the Lancet Countdown’s policy engagement and communications work.

High Level Advisory Board Members

Christiana Figueres

Founding Partner, Global Optimism; Convener, Mission 2020 & Former Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

Dr Colin Tukuitonga

Director-General, Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Dr Patricia Garcia

Professor, School of Public Health, Cayetano Heredia University Peru & Former Minister of Health of Peru

Dr Githinji Gitahi

Chief Executive Officer, Amref Health Africa Group

Tom Brookes

Executive Director, Strategic Communications, European Climate Fund & Senior Advisor, Global Communications Strategies, ClimateWorks Foundation

Helen Clark

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand & Former Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Dr Maria Neira

Director, Public Health and Environment Department, World Health Organization

Scientific Advisory Group Members

Professor Sir Brian Hoskins

Chair, The Grantham Institute – Climate Change and Environment, Imperial College London

Dr Emily Shuckburgh

Director, Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative, University of Cambridge & British Antarctic Survey Fellow

Dr John Balbus

Senior Advisor, Public Health, NIEHS & Director, NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences

Professor Dame Georgina Mace

Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems, University College London & Director, Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER)

Professor Yu Wang

Former Director of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ministry of Health of China