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The 2023 Latin America report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: the imperative for health-centred climate-resilient development

Hartinger, Stella M., Palmeiro-Silva, Yasna K., Llerena-Cayo, Camila, Blanco-Villafuerte, Luciana, Escobar, Luis E., Diaz, Avriel, Sarmiento, Juliana Helo, Lescano, Andres G., Melo, Oscar, Rojas-Rueda, David, Takahashi, Bruno, Callaghan, Max, Chesini, Francisco, Dasgupta, Shouro, Posse, Carolina Gil, Gouveia, Nelson, Martins de carvalho, Aline, Miranda-Chacón, Zaray, Mohajeri, Nahid, Pantoja, Chrissie, Robinson, Elizabeth J. Z. ORCID: 0000-0002-4950-0183, Salas, Maria Fernanda, Santiago, Raquel, Sauma, Enzo, Santos-Vega, Mauricio, Scamman, Daniel, Sergeeva, Milena, Souza de camargo, Tatiana, Sorensen, Cecilia, Umaña, Juan D., Yglesias-González, Marisol, Walawender, Maria, Buss, Daniel and Romanello, Marina (2024) The 2023 Latin America report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: the imperative for health-centred climate-resilient development. The Lancet Regional Health - Americas, 33. ISSN 2667-193X

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.lana.2024.100746

Abstract

In 2023, a series of climatological and political events unfolded, partly driving forward the global climate and health agenda while simultaneously exposing important disparities and vulnerabilities to climate-related events. On the policy front, a significant step forward was marked by the inaugural Health Day at COP28, acknowledging the profound impacts of climate change on health. However, the first-ever Global Stocktake showed an important gap between the current progress and the targets outlined in the Paris Agreement, underscoring the urgent need for further and decisive action. From a Latin American perspective, some questions arise: How do we achieve the change that is needed? How to address the vulnerabilities to climate change in a region with long-standing social inequities? How do we promote intersectoral collaboration to face a complex problem such as climate change? The debate is still ongoing, and in many instances, it is just starting.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanam/home
Additional Information: © 2024 The Author(s)
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2024 11:03
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2024 11:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/122789

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