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Lancet Countdown report authors present findings to Parliament

Lancet Countdown report authors present findings to Parliament

22nd November 2017

On 21 November, a joint meeting hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Group, the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group, the Lancet Countdown and the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change took place in the Macmillan Room in Portcullis House.

Read the summary of the event here. 

"Climate change isn’t just hurting the planet – it’s a public health emergency."

That is the conclusion of Christiana Figueres, Chair of the Lancet Countdown, a collaborative research project which published a report on 31 October 2017 that has shone a light on the damaging impacts that climate change is having on our health. In order to discuss this public health crisis in further detail - and to explore what we can do about it - the Lancet Countdown have teamed up with the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, the APPG on Climate Change and the APPG on Health, in order to host a panel discussion on the impact of climate change and health.

Speakers:

  • Daniel Zeichner MP, Vice Chair, APPG on Climate Change and Labour MP for Cambridge
  • Baroness Walmsley, Co-Chair, APHG and former Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson
  • Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of the Lancet
  • Prof. Hugh Montgomery, Co-Chair of the Lancet Countdown & Professor, Intensive Care Medicine, University College London
  • Prof. Georgina Mace, Head, Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, University College London
  • Prof. Sir Andy Haines, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Read the summary of the event here.