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Australian Journal of Psychology

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Ageing in a Climate-changing World

Manuscript deadline
31 July 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Dr. Helene Hoi-lam Fung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Dr. Jennifer C. Lay, University of Exeter
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Dr. Dwight C. K. Tse, University of Strathclyde
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Dr. Xianmin Gong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Ageing in a Climate-changing World

Climate change and population ageing pose simultaneous global challenges and opportunities. This article collection, “Ageing in a Climate-changing World”, aims to explore strategies to protect and empower older adults in the face of climate-related threats, from psychological, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral perspectives. This Article Collection also aims to acknowledge older adults as key stakeholders and change-makers in climate change-related discussions.

Despite the growing global population of older adults, their strengths, vulnerabilities, and needs in relation to climate change have often been overlooked. Moreover, while the value of older adult experts through experience has been embraced in clinical and education sectors, their meaningful inclusion within psychological research has been limited. It is crucial to consider the needs and lived experiences of older populations within the climate-changing world. Additionally, older individuals can play a vital role as agents of change in climate actions and social transformations for adaptation, mitigation, and resilience-building. As such, it is imperative to include older adults in climate change-related research and policy discussions.

We encourage submissions addressing the dynamic and interconnected relationship between climate change and the ageing process, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Vulnerability to climate change effects due to individual physiological changes, mobility, social status and resources, and other age-related factors
  • Considerations of diversity and intersectionality, and applications in both community settings (ageing “in place”) and residential settings (physical and cognitive conditions)
  • Individual and collective strengths, resilience, and climate activism

We welcome theoretical and empirical contributions that advance our collective knowledge of climate change and healthy ageing, broadly defined. Manuscripts are welcomed from contributors who are psychology specific or part of a multidisciplinary, multi-sectoral team.


All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisor for this Collection will not be handling the manuscripts. 

Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.  

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is July 31th, 2024. 

Please contact Menghan Li at [email protected]  with any queries and discount codes regarding this Article Collection. 

Please be sure to select the appropriate Article Collection from the drop-down menu in the submission system. 

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.