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HelpAge International (HAI)
This paper addresses the demographic change and the global ageing population debate within the emerging challenges to sustainable development identified in the run up to Rio+20: migration and displacement, water and food security, natural disasters and climate security, the energy crisis, financial crisis, and health security. In the context of disaster and climate risk reduction and resilience, it considers: (i) older people’s vulnerability to shocks and stresses; and (ii) the knowledge and contribution of older people to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, using examples from Bangladesh, Bolivia and India. It also provides recommendations for policies that support healthy and resilient ageing populations in the outcomes of the summit and the post-2015 framework.