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Global Climate Action Plan 2015

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jul 1, 2015 EDT - Oct 18, 2015 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Oct 18, 2015 EDT - Oct 26, 2015 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Oct 26, 2015 EDT - Nov 5, 2015 EST
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Nov 5, 2015 EST - Nov 16, 2015 EST
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Nov 16, 2015 EST - Dec 5, 2015 EST
Winners are awarded

Dec 5, 2015 EST
What should be the world’s plan to address climate change?

This contest seeks broad, coherent visions for what the world as a whole should do about climate change. Proposals in this contest include one regional plan for each of the six regions: China, India, the United States, Europe, other developing countries, and other developed countries. You are also asked to run a simplified computer simulation model to estimate the overall greenhouse gas emission reductions that would result from the combination of the regional plans you select. You can work with the Impact Assessment Fellows to develop these estimates.  The computer simulation will also project the likely impacts of these emission reductions on global temperatures.  Proposals in this contest will be evaluated on how well they bring together regional plans to articulate a comprehensive and feasible vision for how the world can effectively address climate change.


39  Proposals

Proposal nameAuthor(s)

Paris 2015: Getting a Global Agreement on Climate ChangeKatia Vladimirova

This proposal is based on Paris 2015: Getting a Global Agreement on Climate Change, a report prepared by 5 non-governmental organizations

A Possible Paris Agreement from the Geneva Negotiating TextKatia Vladimirova

This proposal is based on From 90 Pages to 9: A Possible Paris Agreement from the Geneva Negotiating Text? by the NGO Track 0

Ocean Resources Conservation and Adaptation (ORCA) CitiesORCA Cities

The Oceans are rising. We can not stop it. Live with it!

platforms 2.0red eye lab llc

To create a floating mass on the world's oceans that would reduce ocean acidification and remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

Impact ProfilesImpact Profiles

Social profile of your carbon footprint resulting from your energy consumption.

A new race to the moonJan Kunnas

I call for a new race to the moon. This time the race is about to find technological and behavioral solutions to climate change.

A Revolution in Technology Transfer–Starting With The Grassroots & Mobile PhonesWorthingtonIdeas

Dear Paris negotiators: revolutionize tech transfer between nations – spurred by bottom-up strategies, solutions marketplaces & cell phones.

University Prestige To Tip the Scale for Climate ActionBill Ferree

An unequivocal demand from The University will tip the scales for climate action. The press will follow. Politicians will have to follow.

Online Trees Investment as Deforestation and Forest Degradation SolutionTAPONKATUL

We build online trees investment based on website and mobile applications to maximize the role of society to solve Indonesian deforestation

AgroEcocultural GeoengineeringErich J. Knight

Allow Soil Biology to rapidly & massively draw down CO2, offset ongoing & past CO2e, Safely & Naturally restore H2O cycles & cloud cooling

Reduce CO2 emissions by converting them into usefull productsNewCO2Fuels

Turning CO2 from Liability into Opportunity by using renewable energy to convert CO2 into revenue making products i.e. fuels and chemicals

A UN Climate Change Response ProgramRosemary Jones

Uniting to successfully combat climate change requires a very visible and appropriate mechanism though which the actions can be achieved.

Turning Trash to TreasureEcodawati

The innovation addresses deforestation and plastic waste challenges as an opportunity to manufacture school desks from recycled plastic.

Project (Food) WasteGlobal Solution 3.0

Mother Nature is Alpha of the Animal Kingdom. In times of danger, to save Mankind, look no further, Mother Nature may have (most) answers.

Technical prediction and Agricutural tipsNew agri methods

Giving the tips, by implementing new methods and sharing the results through various media including radio.

Energia renovable con las Olas del marTeresa Cardozo

Utilizar las olas del mar como fuente de energía renovable, así como el sol o el viento

Energia renovable con las Olas del marTeresa Cardozo

Utilizar las olas del mar como fuente de energía renovable, así como el sol o el viento

( EPRringnow)Saad Abbas

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9 Steps to Reverse Global Climate ChangeTina Cornely

A Solution 4 Humanity: How 2 #Mitigate #ClimateChange With 9 Steps

BARCODE V/S PLASTIC WASTE: put future trash into barcodesClara Salina

Charge Supermarkets for all plastic they sell by adding this information inside the barcode on any item sold.

Establishment of a sound technical system to distribute emissions reductionsMichele Stua and 1 other

The proposal aims at stimulating the '2 degrees' target achievement in a sustainable way and within an established timeframe

Integrated Global CO2 Reduction and SequestrationJoseph Chepsoi

Global integrated multiple actions can speedily, simultaneously and sustainably contain climate change and Global warming!!!

Open Source Local Micro Manufacturing of Electric VehiclesGary Krysztopik

Simple open source electric bikes and cars can be manufactured using sophisticated open source machines like CNC routers and 3D printers.

Synthetic Biology Approach to Overcome Coral BleachingITS Surabaya

We created the zooxanthellaes that are resistant to extreme temperature increase

Study local lifesupport needs-influence lifestyle by technologies and governanceNurture Young Minds

Technologies ingress for world wide communities to optimize meeting life support needs from local resources with the support of Governance.

CO2 Soil Sequestration via Plant Root Mass Using a Renewable Abiotic EPSLarson Growth Ind.

Sustainable CO2 sequestration in soil via increased plant root ball mass using a natural, renewable, petroleum free, abiotic EPS.

Flood resilient village through integrated adaptation investmentMuhammad Abdur Rahaman