Lunch Lecture Climate Action Programme

02 februari 2023 12:15 t/m 13:45 - Locatie: TU Delft Echo Arena | Zet in mijn agenda

You are invited to the monthly lunch lecture by the TU Delft Climate Action Programme. The lectures will take place every first Thursday of the month and will start at 12:15 with free lunch.
The aim for this event is to share knowledge, find peers and start collaborations in the field of Climate Action. They can be attend by students and researcher from TU Delft, but as well for companies, government and knowledge institutes. For changing the climate is a challenge for all of us, by all of us!

Flagship: Behavioral Insights for Climate Action

Date: Thursday February 2nd, 2023
Time: 12:45-13:45 | free lunch from 12:15 (after registration)
Location: Echo Arena (Builing 29; Van Mourik Broekmanweg 5)
Registration is mandatory via this form

Moderator: Tatiana Filatova; professor Computational Economics - Academic Lead Climate Action Governance

The speakers of this lecture are:

Carissa Champlin
Assistant Professor of Participatory Design and Tenure Tracker of this Flagship
TU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design and Engineering

“Design Challenges for Participation in Climate-Resilient Citymaking”
With 60% of urban space privately owned, municipalities recognize the importance of citizen engagement in climate-resilient planning and design but lack the tools and know-how for meaningful participation in this transition. Design challenges will be introduced in this talk to feed discussions on future research collaboration within and beyond the Climate Action Programme. Challenges ranging from tool (co)creation for distributed digital participation and behavioural change to generating models for digital garden twins will be introduced through examples from recent studies.

Geeske Scholz
Assistant Professor in Environmental Psychology and Simulation and Tenure Tracker of this Flagship
TU Delft Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management

"Representing behavioural complexity in models"
Behaviour and behavioural change are crucial to climate mitigation and adaptation. This claim should not be understood as a call to individual responsibility – instead, norms, infrastructure, and institutions both shape and are shaped by human behaviour. To better understand this relationship and how interventions to mitigate climate change can achieve more impact, modelling is a powerful tool. However, the representation of human behaviour in models is mostly oversimplified, with significant consequences for model validity. This talk focuses on selecting, formalizing, and incorporating theory from the social sciences in computational models.

After the lectures there is room for discussion and interaction.