Policy Brief for Norway

Alongside the 2021 Lancet Countdown Report on Health and Climate Change, a Policy Brief for Norway has been published! Read the full report including the full briefing and recommendations from the policy brief here.

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The 2021 Report of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change has been published in the Lancet as of 20 October 2021. Alongside the report, several policy briefs have also been published including one for Norway. The Centre for Global Health (CGH), together with co-organizers - UiO: Nordic, UiO: Energy, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), UiO, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) will be hosting a regional launch event on October 22, 2021 at 13:00 CEST. Join us for the virtual launch to discover the new findings and the relevance within a Norwegian context (register below).

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The 2021 Report

People in every region of the world are increasingly seeing their health affected by climate change. Key trends seen in previous Lancet Countdown Reports are getting worse and exacerbating already existing health and social inequities - the 2021 Report gives a code red for health. The 2021 Report tracks the relationship between health and climate change across five key domains and over 40 indicators.

The 2021 Report 

Policy Brief for Norway

Led by the Planetary Health Network at CGH, members and close affiliates have prepared and submitted a Policy Brief for Norway in accordance with the 2021 Report of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change. Based on discussions with the Lancet, members have focused on three specific indicators most relevant to Norway and suggested recommendations must be lifted and addressed on the political and societal agenda.

Policy Brief 

About the Lancet Countdown

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

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 status that emerges from this transition. They are a collaboration of over 120 leading experts from academic institutions and United Nations (UN) agencies across the globe, bringing together climate scientists, engineers, energy specialists, economists, political scientists, public health professionals and physicians.

Each year the findings are published in The Lancet medical journal ahead of the UN climate change negotiations. The data makes it very clear how climate change is affecting our health, the consequences of inadequate or delayed action and the health benefits of a robust response. More information, including previous reports can be found here:

Published Oct. 21, 2021 11:53 AM - Last modified Dec. 13, 2021 10:23 AM