Institute for Global Health


Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

Project Summary 

Climate change is undermining the foundations of good health; threatening the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the hospitals and clinics we depend on. However, the response to climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century. 

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change brings together 35 leading academic institutions and UN agencies from every continent to monitor this transition from threat to opportunity. We track annual indicators of progress, empowering the health profession and supporting policymakers to accelerate their response.


  1. Cardiff University
  2. Centre Virchow-Villermé
  3. Emory University
  4. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
  5. European Centre for Environment and Human Health
  6. Hertie School
  7. Imperial College London
  8. INDEPTH Network
  9. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  10. International Livestock Research Institute
  11. Iran University of Medical Sciences
  12. Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute
  13. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  14. NHS Sustainable Development Unit
  15. The Grantham Institute
  16. Tsinghua University
  17. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
  18. Umea University
  19. United Nations University
  20. Universiti Teknologi MARA
  21. University of Birmingham
  22. University of Colorado-Boulder
  23. University of Geneva
  24. University College London (Energy Institute; and the Institutes of Global Health, for Sustainable Resources, for Human Health and Performance, and for Environmental Design and Engineering; the Departments of Geography, Office of the Vice Provost for Research)
  25. University of Exeter
  26. University of Reading
  27. University of Sussex
  28. University of Sydney
  29. University of Washington
  30. University of York
  31. Virginia Tech
  32. World Health Organization
  33. World Meteorological Organization
  34. World Bank Group
  35. Yale University