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Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies Seminar: Climate Change and Older People

Monday, November 28, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:30
Dr Manik Deepak Gopinath

Join us on the 28th of November to hear talks from Emeritus Professor Sheila Peace and Briony Latter on climate change and older people

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.

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The speakers

Briony Latter is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) at Cardiff University. She mainly explores public engagement with climate change, with work spanning topics such as COP26, older people, arts and culture events, young people and climate justice, and audience travel to live music events. Her PhD explores university and academic culture/practices related to climate change, including climate emergency declarations. Before working in climate change research, Briony worked in the creative industry and communications

Sheila Peace is Emeritus Professor of Social Gerontology in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at The Open University. She is an Academician of the Social Sciences and a long-term member of the British Society of Gerontology (President, 2014-16). An environmental gerontologist, she is a social geographer by first discipline whose PhD from the University of Swansea centred on the lives of older people in place. Her ageing research across diverse environmental settings spans 45 years leading in 2022 to the publication of ‘The Environments of Ageing: Space, Place and Materiality’

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PLEASE NOTE:  The event will be recorded. There will be opportunities to ask questions at the end of the two talks.

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