Skip Navigation
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Your Environment. Your Health.

Public Health Impacts of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Free Public Event - Climate Change
November 25, 2009

Climate Change threatens the health of millions of people worldwide. In the first major study of its type, an international team of researchers from the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), India, Spain, Australia, and the World Health Organization has modeled the health effects of different policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in high- and low-income countries. Case studies examined in this research focus on four key sectors that produce greenhouse gases: power generation, transport, household energy, and food and agriculture. Another paper addresses the health effects of short-lived greenhouse pollutants.

The results of these findings were published as (6) research papers in the Lancet on November 25, 2009. Due to the importance of the study results for people worldwide, the release of the findings was a combined US and UK event on Wednesday November 25 2009 at the National Press Club.

Papers and comments are available at the following links on The Lancet’s Health and Climate Change website


United Nations Foundation logo

Logos of institutes involved in climate change research

to Top