Representing behavioural complexity in models

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting


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.
Period2 Feb 2023
Event title Flagship: Behavioral Insights for Climate Action: Monthly lunch lecture TU Delft Climate Action Programme
Event typeOther
LocationDelft, Netherlands