The world is changing rapidly. Unsustainable land use, biodiversity loss and global warming are leading to greater environmental and climatic risks.
These changes are occurring alongside rapid population growth and population ageing. Today, people aged over 60 constitute nearly 12 per cent of the global
population. By 2030, this proportion will have reached 16 per cent - that is, 1.4 billion older people.
Global AgeWatch brief 6 calls for older people to be included in disaster risk reduction processes and recommends ways to do this.