Jun 23, 2015

Lancet 2015 Climate Health Commission

Nick Watts,W Neil Adge, Paolo Agnolucci, Jason Blackstock et al
The Lancet
  • Aims to map out the impacts of climate change, and the necessary policy responses, in order to ensure the highest attainable standards of health for populations worldwide
  • Finds that the effects of climate change threaten to undermine the last half-century of gains in development and global health
  • Argues that tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century
  • Concludes that achieving a decarbonised global economy and securing the public health benefits it offers is no longer primarily a technological or economic question – it is now a political one