Climate change and healthy ageing in the UK

During 2022-23, the Urban Institute at Heriot-Watt University, together with the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York, undertook a research project across the United Kingdom (UK) which aimed to explore the challenges and opportunities of extreme weather and climate change on ageing populations.

Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through its Healthy Ageing Challenge, the project builds on the World Health Organization (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities and Communities (AFCC) framework. AFCC promotes active ageing by enhancing opportunities for health and community engagement, and overall quality of life as people grow older.

Generations Working Together was part of the Advisory Committee who supported the development, planning nad decision making process of the project which includes a section on Intergenerational communities and climate resilience.

You can read the full report here.