COVID, Climate Change, and Older Australians

– Dr. Vasi Naganathan - Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Professor Maggie Walter - Pro Vice-Chancellor of Aboriginal Research and Leadership, University of Tasmania.
– Fiona Armstrong – Executive Director, Founder, Climate and Health Alliance in Australia.
– Jane Caro - author, social commentator, and anti-ageism campaigner.


The planet is getting hotter, due to climate change. As with COVID-19, it is older Australians most at risk from climate-induced health impacts. The pandemic has hit older Australians hard, none more so than those in residential aged care. If this was not enough, the aged care system itself is broken, and in desperate need of repair. This discussion, moderated by Paul Barclay, from the 2020 Australian Association of Gerontology conference, examines how we can address these challenges.

Recorded on November 19, 2020.

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