1st Lancet Countdown Launch on Climate Change and Health to be held in Caribbean

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On the heels of COP25, OECS partners with HCC to launch 2019 report

The Caribbean has been selected as one of the priority regions of the Lancet Countdown over the period 2019-2023 based on the region’s extreme vulnerabilities to climate change.

In an effort to raise the profile and stimulate action on climate change and health in the Caribbean, the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) will host the first Lancet Countdown Launch Event in the Caribbean at the Radisson Aquatica Hotel, Barbados on Thursday, December 19th 2019.

The objectives of the event include:

  • Official Launch of the Lancet Countdown 2019 Report: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change;
  • Engage high-level policymakers around climate change and health; 
  • Share HCC advocacy plans to support the climate change and health/Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) agenda in the Caribbean; and
  • Jointly strategise on how to build on the response to climate change, NCDs and other health priorities in the Caribbean.

The official launch of the 2019 Report immediately follows the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 25th Conference of Parties (COP) negotiations which were held in Madrid, Spain from December 2nd – 13th.

Read more at: OECS Press Room

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