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Climate change and ecological breakdown have devastating impacts on the physical and mental health, wellbeing and livelihoods of people of all ages. Policy makers and other contributors must recognise the specific risks for older people facing the climate crisis, protect their rights, and ensure their voices are heard.

Climate change and ageing

We must all ensure older people‚Äôs rights are recognised and their knowledge and experience harnessed in climate action. Read about priority areas for climate change and ageing, including gender, health and food security. 

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COP28 Health Day: A crucial moment to recognise ageing populations in climate action

As world leaders and government officials discuss climate action at COP28, Age International Policy Advisors Kate Horstead and Kayla Arnold explore the impact of climate change on global health, and why current systems must adapt to meet the needs of older people.

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Climate Charter

In August 2023, Age International signed the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations. The charter aims to send a clear signal to the international community that humanitarian organisations have a key role to play in helping to address climate crises around the world. The Charter intends to provide a clear vision and principles to guide humanitarian action in the face of the climate and environment crises.

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