Age of climate change: Opportunities and risks of climate change for an ageing population - 20th Annual John K. Friesen Conference - Growing Old in a Changing Climate: Exploring the Interface Between Population Aging and Global Warming (2011)

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2011-05
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Aged
Aging
British Columbia
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Chronic disease
Climate change
Demography
Demographics
Friesen2011
Friesen Conference
Gerontology
Gerontology Research Centre
Global warming
Health
Public health
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This video clip is the third Keynote address to the 20th Annual John K. Friesen Conference, "Growing Old in a Changing Climate: Exploring the Interface Between Population Aging and Global Warming," MAY 25-26, 2011, Vancouver, BC. Climate change and an ageing population bring together key policy challenges which need to be addressed to ensure a safe, secure, equitable and sustainable future. This Keynote presentation will examine older people as Contributor, Casualty and Champion of climate change. It will discuss the social, environmental and economic dynamics that determine vulnerability and resilience of older demographic groups. It will outline the need for a coherent policy response that addresses the interface between climate change and older people. One that harnesses the contribution older people can make to addressing climate threats, while reducing the vulnerability of older people ensuring they reach later life with greater resilience.

 

We also gratefully acknowledge a grant from the SFU Library's Scholarly Digitization Fund for videography and post-production editing.

 

See webpage for more information on the 20th Annual John K. Friesen Conference: http://www.sfu.ca/grc/friesen/friesen2011/

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approx. 60 min. Video displays using QuickTime (PLEASE NOTE: There is an approx. 30 second delay for the video to begin)

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