4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Mission Hall 1400
550 16th Street, San Francisco CA 94158
Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change
Join us for the San Francisco launch of the 2019 Lancet Countdown report as we hear from leading researchers, community activists, and policymakers about climate change and health action in California and around the world.
Climate change has been called both the greatest health threat and the greatest health opportunity of the 21st century. Climate change is impacting our health today – causing widespread human suffering, deepening global health inequities, and threatening the environmental and economic systems we depend on for survival. Taking action on climate change can improve health, and provide a pathway to sustainable development for all,
The Lancet Countdown 2019 report tracks global data on the ways climate change is affecting health and provides an independent assessment of the state of the world’s progress on climate action.
We invite you to join the 2019 report San Francisco launch, where we will hear from researchers about the latest data on how climate change is impacting health and learn from activists, community members, and policymakers about the work they are doing to tackle the climate crisis.
A detailed agenda and speaker list will be available shortly. Presentations and discussion will take place from 4:30 – 6:30, followed by a reception.
About the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change
The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration, dedicated to tracking the world’s response to climate change, and the health benefits that emerge from this transition. The Lancet Countdown brings together 35 leading academic institutions and UN agencies to track annual indicators of progress, empowering health professionals and supporting policymakers to accelerate their climate response. Read more here.
About the UCSF Global Health Group
The UCSF Global Health Group, housed in the Institute for Global Health Sciences, works to mobilize a stronger international response to climate change by engaging global health leaders as advocates for climate solutions, supports the health sector to minimize the adverse impacts of climate change today, and builds climate-resilient health systems that can stand up to the challenges of the future.