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Title: Care and Repair Conference


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Care and Repair Conference
  • Peter Davies
  • Commissioner for Wales
  • UK Sustainable Development Commissioner

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Sustainable development
Securing the Future - UK Government sustainable
development strategy, 2005
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Sustainable development
Securing the Future - UK Government sustainable
development strategy, 2005
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Sustainable development
Securing the Future - UK Government sustainable
development strategy, 2005
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Sustainable development
Securing the Future - UK Government sustainable
development strategy, 2005
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Sustainable development
Securing the Future - UK Government sustainable
development strategy, 2005
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Sustainable development
Securing the Future - UK Government sustainable
development strategy, 2005
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Sustainable Development
means transformation
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Government A Statutory Obligation
  • Wales was one of the first countries to have a
    statutory sustainable development scheme, giving
    the government
  • The scheme

a duty to promote sustainable development in the
exercise of its functions, that is, in everything
it does.
sets out the vision of a sustainable future for
all of Wales where action for social, economic
and environmental improvement work together to
create positive change.
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Wales Ecological Footprint 5.16 gha
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Historical trends in Wales Footprint
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Climate Change and Older People
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Average global temperatures 1850 to 2006
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European 2003 summer temperatures normal
by 2040s, cool by 2060s
2060s
observations HadCM3 Medium-High (SRES A2)
2040s
2003
Temperature anomaly (wrt 1961-90) C
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Projected changes in mean annual temperature by
the end of 21st century
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Climate change impacts
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Climate change - impacts
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The UKs Carbon budget to avoid dangerous
climate change (information from Tyndall Centre)
We are here now
Carbon emissions
Year
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UK Age Related Carbon Footprint
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Differences in Co2 emissions by age and category
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Sensitivity to Climate Change
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Growing Old in a Changing Climate
  • Older people want to be part of the solution
  • Older people are more vulnerable to some of the
    major impacts of climate change
  • Policies to reduce carbon can impact negatively
    on older people
  • There are key policy areas that can improve
    quality of life and reduce carbon footprint

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Key Areas for Action
  • Climate change proof the homes of older people
  • Improve local accessibility
  • Better transport for older people
  • Leadership on older people and climate change

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Follow up from the conference
  • Peter Davies
  • peter_at_pdpartnership.co.uk
  • www.sd-commission.org.uk
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