“The Resilience of Older Women and Climate Change” Panel Event

31 Mar 2022

International Association  of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Parallel Event with the
NGO Commission on the Status of Women66

ForumvParallel Event was hosted on March 24, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST

A recording of this event can be viewed here

“The Resilience of Older Women and Climate Change”

Expert panelists will discuss the role of behavior in climate change and increased environmental risk, resulting in degradation of all human rights. Speakers will discuss current lifespan initiatives and best practices across the globe, highlighting regions and activities where older women are taking the lead in mitigating negative outcomes.


Amal Abou Rafeh, Chief of Programme on Ageing, UN DESA
Martha Bial, PhD, Fordham University, UN IAGG Team
Nancy A. Pachana, PhD, Clinical Geropsychologist and Co-Director of the University of QueenslandAgeing Mind Initiative
Michael Smyer, PhD, Founder/CEO of Growing-Greener.org, Climate Action for a Warming World
Toni C. Antonucci, PhD, IAGG Secretary General, University of Michigan Collegiate Professor, Moderator and Discussant
Robin C. Fenley, PhD, Fordham University, UN IAGG Team, Program Coordinator