The Lancet Countdown released a new report assessing global progress on climate change and health. The report builds on the influential work of the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, which concluded that anthropogenic climate change threatens to undermine the last 50 years of gains in public health, and conversely, that a comprehensive response could unlock “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.”
The 2017 Report assesses progress in the global response to climate change and associated health impacts across 40 unique indicators and five thematic indicator groups. The report’s authors and the results of the 40 indicators come to three key conclusions…
Good health depends on a healthy environment—clean air, clean water, abundant nature, and a healthy food system. While this seems straightforward, we – as health, development, or environment professionals– still largely fail to connect human and environmental health in our work on sustainable solutions. A positive feedback loop between public health disciplines and environmental science disciplines can build more sustainable health in our communities if we do more together.
Location: Posner Center, 1031 33rd St. Denver 80205, & Webinar
Sponsor: Denver Environmental Health
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This forum engages multiple stakeholders in collaborative action to improve Denver’s climate resilience. It will take place in person and be live-streamed; information on the livestream to come. Please join us in improving our community’s resilience to climate change!