Bring me a solution, not a problem: a new Lancet Commission on Emergency Actions to Protect Human Health

Presented by ANU College of Health & Medicine

In 2009 The Lancet-UCL Commission on Climate Change declared: “Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century…the impacts will be felt all around the world – and not just in some distant future but in our lifetimes and those of our children.”

The 2014 UCL-Lancet Commission on Climate Change and Health, brings more than 60 international experts as a new commission to respond to climate change. The Commission understands climate change as a ‘health emergency’. Its work is divided into five working groups, each tackling a particular part of the policy response to this crisis to deliver
updates on the scale of the threat, and potential ways forward. With contributions from climate scientists, economists, energy and health professionals, the report presents mitigation and adaptation policies necessary to protect human health from climate change, and to promote sustainable development.

The Canberra Launch of the 2015 Commission 2 Report will include talks from the UK Commissioners, and a series of Australian experts who will outlines the relevance to Australia.