A summary of a report published by the Lancet Countdown
The health of people around the world is suffering because of continued reliance on fossil fuels, according to a new report.
The Lancet Countdown report tracks global progress on health and climate change. The report concludes that we are at a critical time. More and more people around the world are feeling the impact of climate change on their health and wellbeing.
Governments and companies in both high- and low-income countries prioritise fossil fuel, despite the evidence showing the health, social and economic impact of climate change.
Key findings of the report include:
Governments around the world continue to subsidise fossil fuels by hundreds of billions of dollars each year. In many cases, the amount spent on subsidising fossil fuels is similar to, or more than, their total budgets for health.
The report argues that we need a health-centred response to this crisis now so we can still deliver a healthier future.
Read the executive summary and full report:
The 2022 Report of the Lancet Countdown: Health at the Mercy of Fossil Fuels
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