From Science to Action- Making estimates for multiple benefits of urban climate action accessible for decision makers in Salon 9
11:00 - 12:30
An enhanced building retrofit scenario shows potential for creation of over 1 million jobs sustained over the period 2015-2030 in the European Union and approximately 1.5 million in North America.
Under an enhanced bus networks scenario, this can lead to the prevention of over 3,000 premature deaths per year in North America and over 40,000 premature deaths per year in Latin America, prevent over 2,500 fatalities per year in North America and over 70,000 fatalities per year in Latin America and reduce the commute times of the average public transport user by 9-10%.
The session and the findings presented by three researchers directly addresses some of the key barriers for the integration of wider impacts and benefits into sector-level planning in cities. The work represents a first step in an effort to make these impacts and benefits, and the tools for their evaluation, more understandable and accessible to decision makers and researchers. The audience is encouraged to engage in, criticise and further build upon the methodologies and results, and to make use of the content where possible as a tool for moving towards more holistic and participatory planning for sustainable development in cities.