Climate change is already damaging the health of the world’s children and is set to shape the well-being of an entire generation unless the world meets Paris Agreement targets to limit warming to ‘well below’ 2 degrees Celsius, according to the latest The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change report.
The report is a comprehensive yearly analysis that tracks progress across 41 key indicators, demonstrating what action to meet Paris Agreement targets—or business as usual—means for human health. The indicators are split into climate change a) impact, exposure and vulnerability; b) adaptation, planning and resilience for health; c) mitigation actions and health co-benefits; d) finance and economics; e) public and political engagement.
The project is a collaboration between 120 experts from 35 institutions including the International Livestock Research Institute, World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank, University College London and Tsinghua University.
- Learn below what this report means for Africa.
- Visit the Lancet Countdown report site to download the report.