Climate Change

Health benefits of Paris climate goals could save millions of lives by 2040

Indoor and outdoor air pollution are jointly responsible for seven million deaths globally each year, according to WHO. Image: Pixabay/Free-Photos

Dr Alice McGushin

Medical doctor and programme manager, The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

Harry Kennard

Research fellow in energy, climate and health and mitigation and mitigation and health co-benefits research fellow, University College London Energy Institute (first position) and The Lancet Countdown (second position)

Share:

Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Climate Change is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:

Climate Change

Have you read?

A significant number of deaths can be avoided worldwide if we reduce air pollution Image: Carbon Brief/Hamilton, et al. (2021).
Research shows the link between diet and mortality rate, with weight and red meat consumption as the highest determining factors. Image: Carbon Brief/Hamilton, et al. (2021).
Research shows that lower levels of activity can increase death rates. Image: Carbon Brief/Hamilton, et al. (2021).

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

Climate ChangeSustainable DevelopmentGlobal Health

Share:

Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Guest post: A Met Office review of the UK’s record-breaking summer in 2022
About Us
Events
Media
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum