Lancet Countdown Asia Publications and Resources

The Lancet Countdown: Health and Climate Change in Asia produces a range of Mandarin and English language publications, resources and materials with a regional focus.

The 2022 China report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: leveraging climate actions for healthy ageing

This report is the third China Lancet Countdown report. With the contributions of 73 experts from 23 leading institutions, both within China and globally, this report tracks progress through 27 indicators, finding that a health-friendly, climate resilient, and carbon-neutral pathway would deliver major benefits to people's health and wellbeing in China, especially for older populations, while simultaneously promoting high-quality development in the long run.

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The 2021 China report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: seizing the window of opportunity

This 2021 report is the first annual update, presenting 25 indicators within five domains: climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerability; adaptation, planning, and resilience for health; mitigation actions and health co-benefits; economics and finance; and public and political engagement. The report represents the contributions of 88 experts from 25 leading institutions in, and outside of, China.

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The 2020 China report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change

Drawing on international methods and frameworks, this report aims to understand and track the links between public health and climate change at the national level. This paper is one part of the Lancet Countdown's broader efforts to develop regional expertise and understanding. Uniquely, the data and results in this report are presented at the provincial level where possible, to facilitate the targeted response strategies for local decision makers.

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This paper estimates and costs the health benefits of China's commitments under the Paris Agreement, comparing them to initial intervention costs at the national and regional level.

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