October 26 Event – Launch of the Lancet Countdown 2022 Report

Launch of the Lancet Countdown 2022 Report

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | Virtual | 14:00 BST

The Lancet Countdown will publish its 7th annual indicator report in The Lancet, in the year that marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

This year’s report represents the work of 99 researchers from 51 institutions in every continent. With 43 new and updated indicators, it will be launched ahead of the 27th UN Conference of the Parties (COP27), as countries and health systems grapple with the health, social and economic implications of climate change, the global energy crisis, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown provides new evidence to support accelerated climate action to protect the health of populations around the world.

The virtual global launch of the 2022 Report of the Lancet Countdown will take place from 14:00 BST on 26 October and will bring together a diverse group of inspiring speakers and guests including world leaders, technical experts, young activists and those experiencing first-hand the effects of our heating world.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation
  • Hon Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados
  • Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet
  • Dr. Marina Romanello, Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown

Full agenda coming soon.