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Laur Hesse Fisher

Nov 3, 2015


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Having trouble finding regional plans to integrate into your Global Climate Action Plan?

We have added some “seed proposals” — national and regional plans that have already been proposed by governments or organizations around the world, that you can incorporate into your Global Climate Action Plan.

For example, now on the website are:

- the emission reduction commitments submitted by countries in advance of the UNFCCC's 2015 climate negotiations, known as the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, or INDC’s; and

- scenarios through which countries around the world could reach significant carbon reductions, prepared by the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP).
The INDC’s and DDPP plans have been uploaded to the Regional Plan Workspace for the 6 major nations/regions: United States, European Union, India, China, Other Developed Countries and Other Developing countries.

If you would like to use any of these plans in your Global Climate Action Plan, you can select them under the proposal field, “Which plan did you select for…?”  They are located in the Regional Plan Workspace, under the titles: "Seed Proposal: Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project in…” and "Seed proposal: INDC submitted to 2015 UN climate negotiations by…”.  Feel free to link to them now; the content will be completed before your revision deadline.

Victoria Abou Khalil

Nov 4, 2015


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Dear Judges and fellows,


Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions. We took everyone of them into consideration while editing the proposal.


The following changes were made:


1- Modifications in the game mechanism/concept. The number of points distributed in the NGO is now limited, and depends on the EU/ETS/money donated to the NGO. Only every user with points can now initiate an action and re-distribute them to other users, transforming a destruction of EU ETS into a green action taken by people from all over the world. 


2- The users are not responsible for the EU ETS anymore. They will be donated to the NGO that will cancel them.


3- Many platforms allow users to buy EU ETS allowances. If users want to buy big quantities of EU ETS allowances, they can do it directly on the market. For smaller quantities or even a single allowance, platforms like sandbag are available.


4- The idea was reframed and can be applied on a more global level. (Please check the idea in a nutshell, the example in a comic and the global point of advantages).


5- The sub-proposals were revised.