The Social and Economic Impacts of Heat: Lessons learnt from Darwin

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Presenter:  Associate Professor Kerstin Zander, Senior Research Fellow, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University

Date: Apr 28, 2021

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University
T: 08 8946 7468


As the climate changes, average temperatures are increasing worldwide. Darwin is a hot and humid tropical city which is expected to experience more extremely hot days in the future. This affects the wellbeing of its residents and the strength of its economy. Heat adaptation planning is needed for the future and it starts with understanding how people are affected and how they cope with heat. At the Northern Institute we have a long history of evidence-based social research on the economic and social implications of heat and this seminar will present findings of our research on impacts, coping and heat related mobility.

About Associate Professor Kerstin Zander
Kerstin is an environmental economist with background in agricultural science. Her research is looking at the many relationships between humans and nature and aspires to increasing human well-being and sustainability while helping people cope with changing environments and natural hazards. Her research focuses strongly on quantitative research and econometric models. Read the full BIO: