Sir Andy Haines publishes the very first papers scientifically linking Climate Change and Human Health: 'Global Warming and Health' in the British Medical Journal (March), and 'Potential impacts on health of atmospheric change' in the Journal of Public Health Medicine (May).
These papers were open about the lack of existing data on climate change, yet correctly predicted specific impacts on health, such as a rise in mosquito-borne illnesses, heat deaths, and pandemics.
Sir Andy Haines publishes 'Climate Change and Human Health' in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. The report finds 'far reaching implications of climate change on health' - the first major study to do so.
The Lancet publishes 'Global Health Watch' soon after, linking human health and environmental change.
Sir Andy Haines publishes 'Potential Effects on Health of Global Warming' in the International Conference on Global Warming Science and Policy in Chicago.
Many conferences begin discussing the link between environmental change and health. 'Global changes in climate will affect health' appears in the British Medical Journal.
Reports on the link between climate change and health begin to mount
The Lancet publishes a series on Energy and Health.
The series notes that simply replacing polluting biomass - such as wood or dung - with electricity leads to significant improvements in health and prospects for wealth creation and social advancement.
The Lancet publishes 'Policies for accelerating access to clean energy, improving health, advancing development, and mitigating climate change', co-authored by two Tyler Prize Laureates: Sir Andy Haines and Kirk R Smith.
Reports find policies to reduce carbon emissions often result in improved health outcomes
The Lancet publishes a special series: Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: overview and implications for policy makers.
Led by Andy Haines, the Series examined the health implications of policies aimed at tackling climate change, finding that mitigation strategies that benefit both health and climate "are potentially more cost effective and socially attractive".
Planetary Health is finally recognized as a new discipline in its own right
World Health Organization launches a Special Report on Climate Change and Health at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.
The report outlines official policy recommendations.
BMJ publishes 'The health case for urgent action on climate change'. Authored by Sir Andy Haines, the paper argues health professionals have a responsibility to take a leading role in tackling the pressing challenges of the Anthropocene.
The 'Nobel Prize for Environment' recognizes Sir Andy Haines leadership in the field of Planetary Health.
Learn more about the work of Sir Andy Haines: TylerPrize.org
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