Elderly individuals, particularly those with disabilities and women, are more at risk of the adverse impacts of extreme heat and other climate-related events. These disasters can severely affect their physical and mental well-being with factors such as socioeconomic status, cultural norms, institutional support, and urban planning decisions further contributing to their vulnerability. Moreover, climate-related disasters affecting the health of seniors can potentially exacerbate existing issues. The increasing elderly population in many cities is already placing additional strain on health and care services. Therefore, enhancing care for the elderly is crucial for developing resilience to climate change.
C40 created a report to serve as an initial framework to address the challenges posed by climate change and care needs. The report explores the intersection of aging, care, and the climate emergency in urban areas. Their findings emphasize the importance of considering care work as a ‘green job,’ recognizing its role in bolstering resilience against extreme weather events. It also advocates for involving older people as active participants in decision-making processes.
By considering these recommendations, cities can take important steps towards safeguarding the well-being of older individuals, strengthening climate resilience, and promoting more equitable and sustainable societies. For more information, view C40 Cities executive summary.
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