The Report

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international, multi-disciplinary research collaboration, dedicated to tracking progress on health and climate change from 2016 to 2030. Click below to access the latest report which describes the Lancet Countdown's plans and proposes a series of indicators and indicator domains, to be tracked by the collaboration.

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The Lancet Countdown ultimately aims to report annually on a series of indicators across five thematic working groups: the health impacts of climate change; health resilience and adaptation; health co-benefits of mitigation; finance and economics associated with health and climate change; and political and broader engagement.


Its inaugural report launches the research collaboration and provides an overview of the strategic direction forward. It outlines these potential indicators and indicator domains to be tracked by the collaboration, with suggestions on the methodologies, and data sets available to achieve this end. The proposed indicator domains require further refinement, and mark the beginning of an ongoing consultation process to develop these domains, identify key areas not currently covered, and change indicators where necessary. Indeed, the indicators and metrics used will continuously evolve to make use of emerging evidence and data availability.


To this end, the Lancet Countdown is committed to maintaining an open approach to further developing its work programme, inviting external input and actively consulting throughout its life. The research collaboration welcomes engagement with new academic partners, with the expertise and capacity to make substantial contributions to the final indicator process. To provide technical input on the indicators and indicator domains outlined in the Lancet Countdown's inaugural report, please complete the appropriate form below, and send it to