Launching the 2021 Report of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

Join us on the 21st October 2021 at 2pm BST for a 2 hour live, virtual launch.

Register here for the virtual global launch of the 2021 Report

Agenda 2pm-4pm BST

Chaired by Prof Anthony Costello

Video message from Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the WHO

Welcome from Tamara Lucas, Executive Editor at the Lancet

Video message from Rt Hon Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Key findings of the report: Dr Marina Romanello, lead author and research director at the Lancet countdown

Hear from our regional centres:

  • Dr Wenjia Cai, Professor for Earth System Science at Tsinghua University, China, Director of Lancet Countdown in Asia
  • Dr Rachel Lowe, Associate Professor LSHTM, and Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow, Director of Lancet Countdown in Europe
  • Dr Stella Hartinger, Associate Professor at Cayetano Heredia University, Peru, and Co-Director of CLIMA, Director of Lancet Countdown in South America
  • Dr Georgiana Gordon Strachan, Director, Tropical Metabolism Research Unit at the University of the West Indies and Director of Lancet Countdown in Small Island Developing States

Panel discussion, and Q&A with: 

Almaaz Mudaly, High School Liaison of The National Youth Climate Action Plan at South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Sunita Narain, is Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and has been since 1982. She is a writer and environmentalist.

Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Lancet Countdown Board Member and Head of WHO Climate Change Unit – currently taking part in the ride for their lives bike ride to COP26 from Geneva

Prof Elizabeth Robinson, Director, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Lancet Countdown Author and working group lead on climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerabilities

Closing words from:

Dr Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh