WS4 Built environment and the nexus of human development, resource efficiency, and climate change mitigation


· Workshop Organisers: WRF, Empa, NTNU, SATW

· Workshop Chair: Heinz Böni

· Date and Time: Monday 12, 16h – 18h50

· Room: Dischma

· Description: 

The built environment or infrastructures lie at the nexus of human development, resource efficiency, and climate change mitigation. Human development by infrastructure development results in resources consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Resource efficiency and climate mitigation strategies involve a transformation of built environment stocks and may result in synergies or trade-offs which are still poorly understood due to fragmented analytical approaches, partly reinforced by fragmented policies. Effective strategies for human development, climate change mitigation, and resource efficiency therefore need to be informed by analytical studies that link the three on multiple scales (from individual structure to global). The aim of this workshop is to highlight this nexus from a systems perspective on various scales to inform a discussion about the state of knowledge, gaps, and potential policies to address this nexus most effectively.

· Speakers:

Prof. Daniel Müller (NTNU): General overview of the topic and the science perspective. PRESENTATION
Prof. Julia Steinberger (University of Leeds): Pathways of low-carbon, resource-efficient human development. PRESENTATION
Alessio Miatto (Nagoya University): Mapping and modelling built environment stocks and their related resource flows. PRESENTATION

Input presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.




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