20 OCTOBER 2021
The Lancet is an independent, international weekly general medical journal
The health impacts of #ClimateChange are worsening in all world regions and exacerbating inequities. At #COP26, decision-makers must show leadership and deliver an equitable, green recovery from COVID-19.
The Lancet Countdown is an international collaboration that independently monitors the health consequences of a changing climate. Publishing updated, new, and improved indicators each year, the Lancet Countdown represents the consensus of leading researchers from 43 academic institutions and UN agencies. The 44 indicators of this report expose an unabated rise in the health impacts of climate change and the current health consequences of the delayed and inconsistent response of countries around the globe—providing a clear imperative for accelerated action that puts the health of people and planet above all else.