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.
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.
We must all ensure older people’s 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.