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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
Completed
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.

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30 Proposals
Oct 22, 2015
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Participatory prioritization of adaptation practices supported by twoway communication and monitoring between experts and local implementers
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.
Oct 22, 2015
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Jul 14, 2015
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CLACE aims at helping the coastal communities of increase their adaptive capacity by educating their children about climate change
Jul 14, 2015
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Jul 14, 2015
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ICTs are powerful tool in climate-smart agricultural development.
Jul 13, 2015
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Jul 12, 2015
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This seeks adaptation to water scarcity for keeping people in the same location to which they have sentimental attachment and have adapted
Jun 13, 2015
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Feisty Doves Climage Action will promote an alliance of nations to deal by nonviolently action with climate disruption and invasion.
Jun 13, 2015
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Go back to the Nature and try to learn to adapt! Create a holistic ecological system that will sustain and you can also survive within it.
Jun 13, 2015
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Community makerspaces build up a culture of resilience with citizen science and innovation accelerated by access to open source technology.
Jun 13, 2015
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Crowdsourced Climate Impact Surveillance provides real time mapping of self-reported climate impacts via scraping of geotagged Twitter data.
Jun 13, 2015
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The STEM needed to radically expand the production of CO2 neg. energy, reclaim water and manage nutrients supports the RCP 2.6 metastrategy.
Jun 13, 2015
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SUFI provides an integrated hub that sustainably manages the urban energy-water-food nexus in an era of climate change.
Jun 13, 2015
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Urban aquaponics on every roof, feed everyone in cities. Decrease carbon footprint, crime, alleviate poverty, everyone knows sustainability.
Jun 11, 2015
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Canisters filled with high pressure air,that will release the air into a tidal wave to disrupt its single amplitutde, crashing the wave
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
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
Jun 5, 2015
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We cannot conventionally afford the huge funds needed to resolve climate change in time. Let’s be unconventional.
Jun 5, 2015
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People are dying, climate change is or will impact everyone! Planning for an unsure future is crucial! Control Alt Delete Climate Change
Jun 3, 2015
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eucalyptus planting = high poverty, hunger, poor food security, low nutrition.drastically declining water.
Apr 30, 2015
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no se puede impedir el viento pero pueden construirse molinos. -Proverbio Holandes
Apr 29, 2015
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Water Diplomat provides a Software as Service based on system dynamics to prevent water wars by facilitating negotiation among stakeholders.
Apr 24, 2015
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Although seems like a very long shot, we try and form an international community to try to get nations to "go green".
Apr 22, 2015
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This is a worst case scenario. You could freeze people in glaciers at zero energy and revive them when the technology becomes reliable.
Apr 22, 2015
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An attempt to add reduction to the menu, to go towards virtualization instead of designing physical objects.
Apr 22, 2015
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I call this project Delta Plan. This is a satellite system that keep an eye on the dikes & dunes from space.
Apr 2, 2015
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To using sustainable energy to discard the use of fossil fuel and to plant trees to reduce amount of GHGs from the atmosphere.
Mar 18, 2015
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Mar 13, 2015
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Utilizing the KEYSTONE PIPELINE and abandoned railroad corridors to replenish our reservoirs and help reduce the impact of drought!