The 2021 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate ChangeComments Off on The 2021 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

On 21 October 2021, the annual report of the Lancet Countdown to track the progress on health and climate change was published. It concludes that a rapid decarbonisation could prevent most of the 3.3 million deaths from air pollution that occur globally each year, the 842,000 deaths associated with excessive red meat consumption, and result in better physical and mental health from higher exposure to nature and more physical activity.

CPME is collaborating again with the Lancet Countdown Policy Brief for Europe which was published simultaneously with the global report. This year’s EU policy brief focuses on data and policy recommendations on heat and health, urban green space, and energy systems, air pollution and health. CPME has collaborated with the Lancet Countdown since 2018.

The Lancet Countdown is a collaboration of over 90 leading experts from academic institutions and UN agencies across the globe, bringing together climate scientists, engineers, energy specialists, economists, political scientists, public health professionals and doctors.