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Contest 2011: Global 2011

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May 15, 2011 12:00 EDT - Sep 30, 2011 12:00 EDT
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How should the global economy evolve through 2100, given the risks of climate change?

Voting has now ended and the contest results will be announced on November 16. Winning proposals will be featured in briefings now being planned at the United Nations and U.S. Congress. For more information, see contest overview.

43 Proposals
Mitigate climate change by a rapid reduction of the short lived warming gases by advocating for less meat consumption globally
A shift to a green economy will require changes in behaviours and values all the way down to the individual. Here's how we get started!
This scrapbook is a place where you can contribute ideas you find that can then be used by other members in their proposals.
Two phase funding plan using research from the UNEP Towards a Green Economy Finance Initiative
Renewables as soon as possible--renewable sources could provide a majority of the world's energy by 2050, if we have the political will.
Spend your holidays walking or riding a bicycle instead of using a car or plane.
I have a US patent to make small, energy efficient cars much safer in collisions. The rest of world can use for free.
Place-Based Creative Problem-Solving for every place and every problem including climate!
Get rid of agricultural subsidies and let the true cost of all food pass through to the consumers.
Design octogon shape NYC high rise. Filled with unified co-op biz/home partners. Residential & office space all in 1. Max value/min commute
Intellectual System (IS) and Intellectual Property Exchange (IPE) will make IP more appropriate to environmental requirements, 2009 ©.
Direct (thermal) solar power for cooking by the two billion poorest people on earth can change the path of desertification & ozone depletion
Growing crops and shrinking deserts applying restorative agriculture with the Seawater Greenhouse
Groundwater recharge measures to mitigate climate change impact
Online, ongoing global brainstorm on local, practical solutions being implemented now and adaptable to different conditions around the world
We must cut GHG levels not just emissions. Climate, nature and economies must recover together. Small scale biochar makes this possible.
A systematic way to generate, evaluate, optimize and deploy the best ideas from all sources in an ongoing project of global improvement.
The socio-economic change, which focuses on social change first and then step by step movements towards the proper limited economic change.
Recognize water issues as arguably the most pressing socio-economic-environmental issues facing our planet, taking key steps to address them
An Information Age Economy based on open source culture, innovation and information systems. Open source adds value to the global commons.
The large scale construction of solar thermal power plants and HVDC power transmission lines will allow to run on renewable energy.
To transport seawater inland by the means of wind power and process the Sea water into a useable commodity, by the means of the Sun heat
The new measure of value should be defined, taking into account an ecosystem dimension.
An online platform that fosters development towards a resource and economy saving world. Only combined forces and efforts can save the world
To cure a disease, you attack the cause of a disease. You don't just treat the symptoms.
Social Justice Economics
UNFCCC-compliance 'inevitably requires' international GHG emissions Contraction and Convergence [C&C]. Che sera sera, the future is C&C.
By shifting how we measure economic health we will create a more integrated and collaborative global economy. From GDP to Global Eco-Metrcs.
All social and industrial products and processes must be redesigned to eliminate all discard and design in perpetual reuse as universal.
Mitigate climate change by a rapid reduction of the short lived warming gases by advocating for less meat consumption globally
The globalization of a platform technology to arrive at a zero energy house that energizes itself and a form of transportation
This proposal would use adjustable import tariffs to encourage responsible action toward both human and natural resources across the globe.
Carbon sinks: A win-win approach for mitigating climate change within a framework of mutual gain
Carbon Fee & Dividend: A steadily rising fee on CO2-emitting fuels, all revenue returned to households, people-centered emissions reduction.
Our carbon emissions/absorptions should be taken into consideration in everyday decisions; this does that by locally monitoring them!
The first strategic plan to control the Global Warming
All climate policy is too limited. Global problems can be solved as a whole, for example with a 'circular economy'.
Safe, clean nuclear power has been available for decades, because of the 1960s molten-salt reactor (MSR) research & operation at ORNL in TN.
Two simple mechanisms integrate to clean the planets, air, water, land, sea and nuclear waste using a photobioreactor and anaerobic digester