As the climate warms, a breadth of human health issues is being exasperated ranging from heat exposure, to insect and airborne diseases, to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. However, it is difficult to both quantify the costs associated with climate change impacting human health and, at the same time, the benefits to human health resulting from climate change mitigation options. This session will explore the human health implications of climate change, how the impacts effect different socio-economic categories, methods to incorporate the costs associated with human heath into climate change impacts, quantifying the human health benefits and impacts of climate change mitigation options, and case studies of cities taking action on climate change that result in benefits to human health.
March 7, 2018
SSC/OC Led Parallel Session Future Research Agenda in Salon 8
15:30 - 16:30
Developing a future research agenda on cities and climate change is a complex task. Setting out to co-design this research agenda across the science, policy, and practice communities makes it daunting task, but one that must occur. This session will open with an overview of a recently published Nature Comment entitled “Six Research Priorities for Cities and Climate” authored by members of the CitiesIPCC Scientific Steering Committee. Following the opening presentation, a panel of scientists, policy makers, and practitioners will build upon the Nature Comment and discuss the opportunities and challenges of designing and implementing a new cities and climate change research agenda that brings together science, policy, and practice.