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Capturing the opportunities for health through deep decarbonisation of the energy system

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The Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change strongly concludes that ‘tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century’. This reflects the possibility to reduce air pollution, increase access to affordable and clean energy, and create more healthy urban environments while undertaking actions to reduce GHGs. The transition to a deeply decarbonised economy has to happen if we are to ensure a high probability of avoiding global warming of more than 2⁰C. But the opportunity to maximise the health benefits of such a transition should be grasped.


Professor Bob Lowe, Director of the UCL Energy Institute, discusses UCL-Energy’s contribution to the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change

ucftrj023 June 2015