Lancet Countdown 2019 Caribbean Launch Event

Climate change and NCDs are two defining challenges of the 21st century. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as those found in the Caribbean, are on the frontlines of climate change suffering disproportionately major impacts.

Climate change is undermining the foundations of good health; threatening the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the hospitals and clinics we depend on. However, the response to climate change could offer the greatest global health opportunity.

Co-organised by the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) and the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Caribbean  Community  Climate  Change Centre (CCCCC), this event will highlight key findings from the 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown, share HCC’s advocacy plans to build awareness, and catalyse discussion on how to build on the response to climate change, NCDs and other health priorities in the Caribbean.

Due to limited space, this event is invitation only.

To request an invitation, please email j.beagley@ucl.ac.uk