On the 27th January, the Lancet Commissions report on Obesity was published, addressing powerful vested interests and misplaced economic incentives which are major drivers of the joint pandemics of obesity, undernutrition and climate change.
The report of the Lancet Commission on Obesity, focusing on the Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change, highlights the fact that these three pandemics co-exist and are driven by dysfunctions within the same systems – food, transport, urban design and land use.
Focusing on the intersect between these three global health challenges, the report highlights triple duty actions that can address all three of these global health challenges which in turn presents us with a real opportunity to protect human health, the environment and our planet. In addition to the report we have published a policy briefing which focuses on the key policy recommendations of the report.
The Lancet Commission on Obesity was formed following the publication of two Lancet Series on Obesity in 2011 and 2015. The Commission is under the auspices of The Lancet, the University of Auckland, George Washington University, and the World Obesity Federation. The Commission is comprised of 26 Commissioners from 14 countries and representing 23 disciplines, and 17 Commission Fellows. Further details are available here and on our website here.