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Climate Change and Effects: A Qualitative Experience of Selected Older Adults


Agwu, PC and Emodi, NV and Okoye, UO, Climate Change and Effects: A Qualitative Experience of Selected Older Adults, Economic Effects of Natural Disasters Theoretical Foundations, Methods, and Tools, Academic Press, T Chaiechi (ed), pp. 21-34. ISBN 978-0-12-817465-4 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-817465-4.00003-0


The African Union 2063 Agenda confirms that Africa bears the brunt of the impact of climate change. It becomes more troublesome for older adults who are frail and vulnerable. Lack of eco-friendly policies and activities in Nigeria is a challenge. The study sampled 11 older adults aged over 65 years who dwell within the Nsukka campus of the University of Nigeria. A combination of purposive and snowball sampling techniques was adopted, while analysis was done thematically. Findings showed that the older adults reported health, economic, and social implications of climate change on them. They suggested the need for vanguards of ecological rights, promotion of eco-friendly culture for Nigeria, and promulgation of policies addressing climate change, so as to cushion the impacts of climate change on them. The roles "green-oriented" social workers could play are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:climate change, older adults, social work, policies, sustainable development
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Other economics
Research Field:Ecological economics
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Understanding the impact of natural hazards caused by climate change
UTAS Author:Emodi, NV (Mr Nnaemeka Emodi)
ID Code:141921
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2020-12-03
Last Modified:2020-12-03

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