The planetary emergency: health impacts

Articles and publications:

The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change Published annually the Countdown is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration, dedicated to monitoring the evolving health profile of climate change. All content is either Open Access or free to read with registration. Click here

The 2023 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change the imperative for a health-centred response in a world facing irreversible harms includes research from across the world on the health impacts of extreme weather including heat, floods, fire as well as their impact on food insecurity, inequalities and poverty. Click here

A healthy future – tackling climate change mitigation and human health together is a 2021 report by The Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society that summarises the evidence of how climate change mitigation could benefit health. Click here

Climate change, women’s health, and the role of obstetricians and gynecologists in leadership is an article that ‘puts climate change in the context of women’s reproductive health as a public health issue, a social justice issue, a human rights issue, an economic issue, a political issue, and a gender issue’. Click here

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2022 Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. The IPCC is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. This report is an assessment of the impacts of climate change. Click here

Fossil Fuels, the Fossil Fuel industry and Public Health: the case for ending extraction and exploration to protect public health. The Faculty of Health position statement descirbes the harms and inequitable health impacts associated with fossil fuels Click here