UN Decade of Healthy Ageing in a Climate-Changing World

Decade of Healthy Ageing
Description / Summary

The vision of the Decade is a world in which all people live longer, healthier lives. It is intended to be a global collaboration, bringing together diverse sectors and stakeholders in governments, civil society, international organizations, professionals, academic, media and the private sector.

The Decade’s four Action Areas are: 

  • changing how we think, feel and act towards age and ageing;
  • developing communities in ways that foster the abilities of older people;
  • delivering person-centred integrated care and primary health services responsive to older people; and
  • providing older people access to long-term care if they need it.


This brief presents the case for taking new opportunities to make connections among climate change, healthy ageing and older people in the context of the Decade. The first section provides the context and key messages, while the second looks at each of the four action areas and their enablers in more detail.