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Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS) Public Seminar Series 2022-23 - Climate Change and Older People

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posted on 2023-02-13, 16:39 authored by Sheila Peace, Briony Latter

Can we understand the local without the global? Emeritus Professor Sheila Peace in her book, ‘The Environments of Ageing: Space, place and materiality’, draws attention to the fact that population ageing is co-occurring and intersecting with other major transformations such as migration, rapid urbanisation, technological  development, and climate change. In this talk she will explore the interactions between population ageing and  climate change as they impact older people and environments of ageing.  

When thinking of impact of climate change and climate change action, the focus is very much on younger generations with older people framed as part of the problem. What do we know about engaging with older people about climate change? Briony Latter, PhD Researcher at the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST), Cardiff University will discuss her research about language, values and framing in climate conversations with older people.  


Research Group

  • CABS Research Group