Section Lead for the MJA-Lancet Countdown Assessment on Health and Climate Change

Impact: Public policy impacts

Description of impact

The MJA–Lancet Countdown on health and climate change was established in 2017 and produced its first Australian national assessment in 2018. It examined 41 indicators across five broad domains: climate change impacts, exposures and vulnerability; adaptation, planning and resilience for health; mitigation actions and health co‐benefits; economics and finance; and public and political engagement. It found that, overall, Australia is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change on health, and that policy inaction in this regard threatens Australian lives.
Impact date20172030
Category of impactPublic policy impacts