Lancet Countdown 2019 Oslo Launch Event

The Lancet Countdown is a collaboration of over 100 leading experts from universities and UN agencies across the globe, bringing together climate scientists, engineers, energy, economists, political scientists, public health professionals, and doctors.  Each year the findings are published annually in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet ahead of the UN climate change negotiations.  The report makes clear how climate change is affecting our health, the consequences of delayed action and the health benefits of a robust response.

In the 2019 report, the Lancet Countdown has tracked 41 indicators across 5 key areas: 

  • Public and political engagement
  • Climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerability
  • Adaptation, planning, and resilience for health
  • Mitigation actions and health co-benefits
  • Finance and economics

The work aims to bridge the gap between policy, communications and research.  The Centre for Global Health at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health are pleased to host the Oslo launch of the 2019 report.


11:30 – 11:40  Welcome

  • Anne Bergh | Director for Global Health | Norwegian Institute of Public Health

11:40 – 12:00 Presentation on the 2019 Report of the Lancet Countdown

  • Elizabeth Robinson | Professor of Environmental Economics | University of Reading, Author, the 2019 Report of the Lancet Countdown

12:00 – 12:50 Panel Discussion: the health and policy responses to climate change

Led by: Karine Nordstrand | Department Director of Global Health | Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

  • Olav Kjørven | Chief Strategy Officer | EAT Forum
  • Sofie Nordvik | Campaign coordinator | Norwegian UN Youth Delegate on Climate
  • Kim N. Gabrielli | Executive Director | UN Global Compact Norway

  • Andrea S. Winkler | Director Centre for Global Health, University of Oslo | Co-director Center for Global Health, TUM, Germany | Director, WGH-Norway | Co-chair, Lancet One Health Commission

  • Elizabeth Robinson

12:50-12:55 Perspectives from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

12:55 – 13:00 Closing remarks

13:00 – 14:00 

  • Fresh lunch and refreshments

Register here.