The Lancet Countdown 2019: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

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How is climate change affecting our health? How is the world responding? An event to provide answers to these questions and to bring together experts to discuss the latest data, challenges, risks and opportunities, at global scale and with a focus on Italy.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, h. 10.00 – 12.00

Aula Baratto, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia

The event will be livestreamed on Youcafoscari Channel

Climate change threatens to undermine the last 50 years of gains for public health, intensifying heatwaves and extreme weather events, worsening flood and drought, altering the spread of infectious diseases, and exacerbating poverty and mental ill-health. However, the response to climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.

CMCC Foundation (Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice organize the Italian launch of The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change.

Edited by the outstanding journal on medical science, the report brings together 35 leading academic institutions and UN agencies from every continent to monitor this transition from threat to opportunity, and it tracks annual indicators of progress, empowering the health profession and supporting policymakers to accelerate their response.

The Lancet Countdown 2019 Report addresses the evolving health profile of climate change and provides an independent assessment of governments’ delivery of their commitments to tackle climate change.

The Lancet Countdown Report 2019: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change launch event will provide an opportunity to discuss the latest data on how climate change is affecting our health, the consequences of delayed action and the health benefits of a robust response.


Opening – Silvio Gualdi – Italian Society for Climate Sciences -SISC  President and CMCC CSP – Climate Simulations and Predictions Division Director

Lancet Countdown 2019 Report Presentation – Marina Romanello, Lancet Countdown

Impact of climate change and human health in Italy and Mediterranean region

Shouro Dasgupta – CMCC Foundation, CMCC@Ca’Foscari

Stefano Campostrini – Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Aldo Di Benedetto – Ministero della Salute and Luca Lucentini – Istituto Superiore di Sanità


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