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13/09/2021

Launching the Lancet Countdown in Europe

The Lancet Countdown in Europe is a transdisciplinary research collaboration for monitoring progress on health and climate change in Europe. With the wealth of data and academic expertise available in Europe, the collaboration will develop high-resolution, region-specific indicators to identify and address the main challenges and opportunities of Europe’s response to climate change for health.

The indicators produced by the collaboration will provide information to health and climate policy decision making and will also contribute to the European Observatory on Climate and Health.

Join us at the launch of this initiative before the pre-COP as the first Lancet Countdown in Europe publication is published in the Lancet Public Health.

Agenda (times in BST)

14:00 Opening remarks 

Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organisation

Climate change and health in Italy 

Dr. Silvio Brusaferro, President Instituto Superiore de Sanità

The Lancet Countdown in Europe: the what and why 

Prof. Maria Nilsson, Professor in Public Health Science at Umeå University and chair of the Lancet Countdown in Europe

The Lancet Countdown in Europe: a note on the different working groups

  • WG1: Exposure, Health Impacts and Vulnerabilities to Climate Change: Prof. Joacim Rocklöv, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
  • WG2: Adaptation, Planning and Resilience for Health: Prof. Jan Semenza, Global Lateral Public Health Consulting, Stockholm, Sweden
  • WG3: Mitigation Actions and Health Co-Benefits: Dr. Cathryn Tonne, Barcelona Insistute for Global Health, (ISGlobal), Barcelona, Spain
  • WG4: Economics of Finance of Health and Climate Change: Dr. Paul Drummond, Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • WG5: Tracking Politics and Governance on Health and Climate: Prof. Slava Jankin, Data Science Lab, Hertie School, Berlin, Germany

14:45 Short break 

Panel discussion – Climate Change and Health in Europe 

Speakers:

  • Maria Nilsson, Professor in Public Health Science at Umeå University and chair of the Lancet Countdown in Europe
  • Giulio Gallo, Deputy Head of Unit, Country Knowledge and Scientific Committees (DG SANTE), European Commission
  • Elena Visnar Malinovskam, Head of Unit, DG CLIMA, European Commission
  • Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson, Mayor Reykjavik
  • Jennifer McIntosh, Project Director, European Children’s Hospitals Organisation
  • Pekka Timonen, Mayor of Lahti

Moderated by:

Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organisation

Closing remarks 

Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organisation

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