The Pathfinder Commission aims to accelerate a just transition by providing practical, evidence-based pathways to net zero that also bring benefits to health. The Commission is supported by a coalition of partners, including the SDSN, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), C40 Cities, CDP, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research.

As part of the first phase of work, the Commission carried out a comprehensive review of existing literature on the health co-benefits of climate action and gathered case studies from around the world on implemented solutions with measured greenhouse gas emissions reductions and health benefits. The findings have been published in The Lancet and shared through an interactive climate and health evidence bank.

The second phase of work will continue to bring together key actors from national and local government, international organizations, research institutions, implementation partners, and funders of climate action to increase ambition and support the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of climate solutions that benefit health and society.

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