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The 2022 Europe report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: towards a climate resilient future

van Daalen, Kim R, Romanello, Marina, Rocklöv, Joacim, Semenza, Jan, C., Tonne, Cathryn, Markandya, Anil, Dasandi, Niheer, Jankin, Slava, Achebak, Hicham, Ballester, Joan, Bechara, Hannah, Callaghan, Max W., Chambers, Jonathan, Dasgupta, Shouro, Drummond, Paul, Farooq, Zia, Gasparyan, Olga, Gonzalez-Reviriego, Nube, Hamilton, Ian, Hänninen, Risto, Kazmierczak, Aleksandra, Kendrovski, Vladimir, Kennard, Harry, Kiesewetter, Gregor, Lloyd, Simon J., Lotto Batista, Martin, Martinez-Urtaza, Jaime, Milà, Carles, Minx, Jan C., Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark, Palamarchuk, Julia, Quijal-Zamorano, Marcos, Robinson, Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0002-4950-0183, Scamman, Daniel, Schmoll, Oliver, Sewe, Maquins Odhiambo, Sjödin, Henrik, Sofiev, Mikhail, Solaraju-Murali, Balakrishnan, Springmann, Marco, Trinanes, Joaquin, Anto, Josep M, Nilsson, Maria and Lowe, Rachel (2022) The 2022 Europe report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: towards a climate resilient future. The Lancet Public Health, 7 (11). e942 - e965. ISSN 2468-2667

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Identification Number: 10.1016/S2468-2667(22)00197-9

Abstract

In the past few decades, major public health advances have happened in Europe, with drastic decreases in premature mortality and a life expectancy increase of almost 9 years since 1980. European countries have some of the best health-care systems in the world. However, Europe is challenged with unprecedented and overlapping crises that are detrimental to human health and livelihoods and threaten adaptive capacity, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the fastest-growing migrant crisis since World War 2, population displacement, environmental degradation, and deepening inequalities. Compared with pre-industrial times, the mean average European surface air temperature increase has been almost 1°C higher than the average global temperature increase, and 2022 was the hottest European summer on record. As the world's third largest economy and a major contributor to global cumulative greenhouse gas emissions, Europe is a key stakeholder in the world's response to climate change and has a global responsibility and opportunity to lead the transition to becoming a low-carbon economy and a healthier, more resilient society.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/home
Additional Information: © 2022 World Health Organization
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2022 09:57
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024 04:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/117228

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