The UK population is ageing. By 2031, the over 50s are expected to represent approximately 41 per cent of the UK population (27 million). This is a new and significant demographic trend. At the same time climate change is expected to result in an increase in mean annual temperature of between 2.5 and
3.0 ºC by the end of the century.
A new and vigorous national policy framework, which combines sectoral and cross-sectoral approaches and temporal sequencing, is needed to link climate change interventions and policies in order to improve the quality of life of older people.
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This policy brief accompanies the main report available here: Growing Old in a Changing Climate (pdf, 1,55 mb)