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The Swedish Launch of the 2020 Lancet Countdown Report

Mon
14
Dec
Time Monday 14 December, 2020 at 09:30 - 10:45
Place Zoom

We are delighted to invite you to the virtual Swedish launch of the 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking progress on health and climate change.

Join us online on December 14th 09.30-10.45 to discover new findings in the Swedish launch organised by Umeå Transformation Research Initiative - UTRI, Umeå University.

The links between health and climate change are undeniable. 120 world-leading experts, from 38 academic institutions and UN agencies spanning every continent have looked at more than 40 indicators for the 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change.

Climate change is threatening the health of people around the world. It is no longer a future problem. Our food stocks are compromised, our land is burning, our air is polluted, and the hospitals and clinics we depend on are under increasing pressure. Yet, responding to climate change offers a brighter future for global health. Cleaner skies, healthier diets, and more liveable cities.

In connection to the five-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, we will present results and discuss the consequences of delayed action for public health and potential benefits of a robust and rapid response.

Program 09.30-10.45

  • The Lancet Countdown, an introduction
    Maria Nilsson, professor at Dept of Epidemiology and global health, and Joacim Rocklöv, professor at Dept for public health and clinical medicine, Umeå University
  • Climate change health impacts and adaptation for health
    Jan Semenza, professor at European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
  • Mitigation, economics and finance
    Kristine Belesova, Assistant Professor and Deputy Direct of the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Discussion, questions and answers

The seminar will be held in English.

Link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to registered participants a couple of days before the event. You will find the registration form below.

Event type: Seminar

External speakers

 

Jan Semenza, professor at European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

 

Kristine Belesova, Assistant Professor and Deputy Direct of the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Staff photo Joacim Rocklöv
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Kristina Lindblom
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