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Intergenerational action on climate crisis: Unleashing the power of older people

Date: Thursday 4 February 2021
Time: 15:00-16:30 (GMT+7)
Venue: Virtual Zoom meeting


This is the second of our webinar series co-organised by Asian Development Bank (ADB), UNFCCC, UNEP, UNESCAP and HelpAge International. The climate crisis is the preeminent challenge of our time and the COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to build back a better world. The webinar will highlight the relationship between population growth, ageing societies and climate change.  A panel of experts will share their views on how older people can play a role in saving our planet.

Opening remarks from Patricia Espinoza, Executive Secretary of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Moderator: Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Executive Secretary, ESCAP

Think-piece author: Karl Andrew Pillemer, Professor of Human Development, Cornell University

Join by renowned climate change and population ageing experts in the region:

  • Jyoti Parikh, Recipient of Nobel Peace Prize awarded to IPCC authors in 2007
  • Xiao Caiwei, President, China National Committee on Ageing (CNCA)
  • Preety Bhandari, Chief of the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Thematic Group, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Quyen Tran, Older People Association Expert, HelpAge International
    • Mozaharul Alam, Regional Coordinator, Climate Change Programme Asia and the Pacific Office, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Prakash Tyagi, Executive Director of GRAVIS, India


Registration here.