Addressing climate change is a massive health opportunity

Climate change is a fundamental human health issue, and politicians have the power to ensure the benefits of a low-carbon economy, proposes the ‘Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change’. This report comes from a collaboration of scientific, health and policy experts and presents a clear view that climate change threatens to undermine decades of progress in development and global health. At the same time, the authors argue that by moving to an adapted, low-carbon economy, climate change also presents a huge opportunity to improve global health.