Launching the 2023 Report of the Lancet Countdown: Registration now open
JOIN US ON THE 15TH NOVEMBER 2023 AT 14:00 GMT [LONDON, UK] FOR OUR LIVE, VIRTUAL LAUNCH EVENT.
The 2023 Report of the Lancet Countdown draws on the expertise of 114 climate and health scientists, engineers, economists, political scientists, public health professionals and doctors from 52 research institutions and UN agencies from around the world to provide its most up-to-date and comprehensive assessment yet of the state of health and climate change globally.
It will be launched ahead of the 28th UN Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28), which will – for the first time – feature health as a key theme, with an official Health Day and a climate-health ministerial. Our report contributes to the evidence needed to inform the negotiations, and deliver truly health-protecting climate change action.
The virtual global launch of the 2023 Report of the Lancet Countdown will take place from 14:00 GMT on 15 November and will bring together a diverse group of inspiring speakers and guests including world leaders, technical experts, young activists and those experiencing first-hand the effects of our heating world.
We look forward to seeing you at the event.
Agenda and speakers
We will welcome keynote speeches from leading voices on climate and health:
- Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization
- Rt Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Patron of the Helen Clark Foundation, and member of The Elders
- Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and Co-host of Outrage + Optimism
- Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet
Following their interventions, Dr Marina Romanello, Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown, will delve into the key findings and messages of the Lancet Countdown 2023 Report, exploring the latest climate and health data and what this means for a healthy future.
A panel of experts from different disciplines will then discuss the implications of our findings for the health and wellbeing of people around the world, and provide insights on the path ahead for a thriving world.
A full agenda and speaker list will be announced soon!
About the Lancet Countdown
The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is an international academic collaboration, which annually takes stock of the evolving health impacts of climate change, and the health opportunities that climate action can deliver. To do this, it draws on the leading expertise of over 270 researchers from almost 100 academic institutions and UN agencies across the globe, bringing together health and climate scientists, engineers, economists, political scientists, public health professionals and doctors.
Each year its findings are published in The Lancet medical journal ahead of the UN climate change negotiations. Our data makes clear how climate change is affecting our health, the consequences of delayed action and the health benefits of a robust response.