The 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health & Climate Change - the Oslo Launch

The links between health and climate change are undeniable. 120 world-leading experts have looked at more than 40 indicators for The 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown. Join us for the virtual Oslo launch to discover the new findings on December 4th at 13.00 CET.

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Program

Moderator: Vebjørn Bakken | Director, UiO: Energy

Time Topic Name
13:00 Welcome Jeanette H. Magnus | Director, Centre for Global Health, University of Oslo (UiO)
13:02 Launch Opening

Åse Gornitzka | Vice-Rector, UiO 

13:05

Introduction - The 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown

Melissa C. Lott | Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University & Co-author, The 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown

13:23 Norwegian Perspectives, Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

Sveinung Rotevatn | Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment

13:28 Norwegian Perspectives, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs John-Arne Røttingen | Global Health Ambassador, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
13:34 Climate, Nature and Health: Unesco's call to universities Dag Hessen | Professor, Center for Biogeochemistry in Anthropocene, UiO
13:40 Equitable Energy Transition - SDG 7 & 12

Tanja Winther | Professor & Head, Include Research Centre, Centre for Development & the Environment (SUM), UiO

13:46 Reflection on Sustainable Food Production - SDG 2 Siri Fjellheim | Vice-Rector for Research, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
13:52 Moderated panel discussion followed by an open Q&A

John-Arne RøttingenDag HessenTanja WintherSiri Fjellheim & Melissa C. Lott 

14:28 Closing Remarks Jeanette H. Magnus | Director, Centre for Global Health, University of Oslo (UiO)

Webinar Format

This online event will include presentations followed by a panel discussion with an open Q&A session with the audience. All participants must register in order to receive the webinar link. Please note that this webinar will be recorded. 

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Background

Climate change is threatening the health of people around the world and it is no longer a future problem. Our food stocks are compromised, our land is burning, our air is polluted, and the hospitals and clinics we depend on are under increasing pressure. Yet, responding to climate change offers a brighter future for global health - cleaner skies, healthier diets, and more livable cities.

Launching amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the report will reveal and explore the latest global health profile of climate change in the context of this unprecedented and challenging moment in time. 120 world-leading experts, including authors from 38 academic institutions and United Nations (UN) agencies spanning every continent have looked at more than 40 indicators for The 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change.

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration providing a global overview of the relationship between public health and climate change. The Lancet Countdown tracks the world’s response to climate change, and the health benefits that emerge from this transition. They are a collaboration of over 120 leading experts from academic institutions and UN agencies across the globe, bringing together climate scientists, engineers, energy specialists, economists, political scientists, public health professionals and doctors. Each year its findings are published in The Lancet medical journal ahead of the UN climate change negotiations. The data makes clear how climate change is affecting our health, the consequences of delayed action and the health benefits of a robust response.  


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Published Nov. 6, 2020 1:25 PM - Last modified Dec. 3, 2020 1:43 PM