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Adaptation 2015

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Mar 6, 2015 08:00 EST - Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT - Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT - Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
Winners are awarded

Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
What can be done to prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change?

Climate change is a global problem whose challenges will be met at the local and regional level. Scientists have predicted its impacts to include changes in precipitation, heat waves, increased extreme weather events and disaster intensity, increased flooding and desertification, reduced fresh water resources, changes in disease patterns, and more. Even if we were able to aggressively reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, mean sea levels may rise between 26-54 cm by 2100 under the most conservative scenarios (IPCC 2013), and most projections foresee even higher effects. All of this is likely to affect plant, animal and human life. This contest seeks to explore innovative institutional, educational, financial, and other means by which we can increase global and local preparedness for climate change on both domestic and international scales.

10 Proposals
Jun 7, 2015
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Collect fruit seeds with students help grow fruit trees everywhere, distribute fruits free, with request to save seeds & use next year
Oct 22, 2015
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Oct 22, 2015
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The project seeks to build sand dams in the Upper East region of Ghana to capture and store water for domestic and agricultural purposes.
Jul 14, 2015
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ICT is the effective tool in climate-smart agriculture to gain fruitful access of ultra poor farmers in local language opposes to print media
Jun 5, 2015
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Municipal property taxes should be adjusted to reflect flood risk, discouraging risky development and providing revenue for flood protection
Jul 14, 2015
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In times of disaster communities organize for mutual aid. Lets create a narrative of mutual aid first to prefigure a world without disaster.
Jul 13, 2015
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Innovation of an Indigenous technology with low-cost Available Materials to Supply Potable Water to the Salinity-Prone Coastal Bangladesh
Jul 14, 2015
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Project CLACE helps the coastal communities build their adaptive capacities through particpatory actions and climatechange education.
Oct 22, 2015
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Participatory prioritization of adaptation practices supported by twoway communication and monitoring between experts and local implementers
Jul 12, 2015
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This seeks adaptation to water scarcity and help people remain in the same location to which they have sentimental attachment and dignity.