The 2022 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change was published today, with contributions from the Urban Physics research group on household air pollution.
The report outlines how climate change is increasingly impacting on the health and wellbeing of people around the world. The effects of the changing climate compound the effects of the COVID-19, and the energy, food, and cost-of-living crises.
Governments and companies around the world are continuing to prioritise fossil fuel burning, with significant negative impacts for the climate and people’s health and wellbeing. A lack of funding undermines an equitable transition towards a resilient future, and towards an affordable, zero-carbon, and healthy energy system.
The world’s response to the compounding crises is critical. Fossil fuels will lock-in a warmer future, while a response that prioritises climate action offers immediate health and wellbeing benefits and deliver a world in which people can not only survive, but thrive.
You can read the report here.