Longevity experts develop a plan to maximise the opportunities of longer lives

The International Longevity Centre (ILC), the UK’s leading authority on demographic change, has embarked on a programme of work to develop a new Longevity White Paper, identifying the changes we need to make to grasp the opportunities of population ageing, and longer lives.

The project aims to: 

  • Present a positive, solution-focused vision for the UK and the world.  
  • Make the case for longevity to be recognised at the heart of government planning and thinking. 
  • Set out how and why businesses should work to maximise the ‘longevity dividend’.  

The development of our Longevity White Paper, which is supported by Aviva, will identify new evidence-based solutions for an ageing society. The ILC is consulting experts in ageing and longevity and experts across a range of other crucial fields – including technology, climate change, international relations, children and youth policy, and media and communications – to help us to ensure that the solutions we develop will work for everyone. 

Over the coming months, the ILC will release a series of thematic briefing papers setting out the issues of concern, sharing compelling new statistics, and inviting solutions. Keep an eye out for these – and save Thursday 7 December 2023 as a date in your diaries for when the final Longevity White Paper will be launched at ILC’s Future of Ageing Conference 2023.  

David Sinclair, Chief Executive at the International Longevity Centre UK said:  

“The ILC wants to help forge a new vision for the 100-year life and a society where we all live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives, where tomorrow is better than today and where future generations are better off.  

“Governments, policymakers, businesses, and employers need to develop and implement solutions to meet this ambition. We want to help them and will create a policy blueprint to ensure the UK meets the challenges and maximises the opportunities of longer lives.  

“We remain woefully unprepared for ageing but as this work will highlight, we have the solutions to make sure we all benefit from longer lives.” 

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