Climate Change and Human Health in Cities

Leila Niamir, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Thus, climate mitigation and adaptation measures are vital and require a careful analysis of economic, behavioural, and social costs and benefits. This special track gathers the knowledge frontiers in behavioural and social simulation to explore the impact of climate change on public health and the potential of mitigating and adapting strategies to increase human well-being in cities. The session aims to discuss the novel practices and methods of socio-behavioural modelling and explore the impact of behavioural and social innovations. We aim to cover a wide range of themes in methods and applications of ABM:

    • Individuals’ behavioural and lifestyle change
    • Emergence of social norms and societal transition
    • Transition to climate-resilient and healthy cities
    • Institutions and governance
    • Human-in-the-loop and participatory modelling
    • AI and big data