Since there are no currently active contests, we have switched Climate CoLab to read-only mode.
Learn more at
Skip navigation
Contest Image

Land Use: Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock 2016

VIEW Proposals
Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jan 15, 2016 08:00 EST - May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT - Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT - Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
Winners are awarded

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
How can we scale-up sustainable landscape management to significantly reduce GHG emissions while ensuring food, water, and energy security?

At present, agriculture, livestock and deforestation are responsible for 20-30% of net anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Opportunities exist, however, for improved land use to reduce and/or sequester significant amounts of GHGs from the atmosphere while creating more resilient landscapes that increase food security, water availability, energy supply, and human well-being. This contest seeks proposals for sustainable land management that can be rapidly implemented and brought to scale. Proposals that explicitly address national (e.g. Intended Nationally Determined Contributions or National Adaptation Plans) and/or sub-national (e.g. Rio Branco Declaration) strategies to address the challenges of climate change, and that are aimed at helping countries, states, and communities implement those strategies are encouraged.   

60 Proposals
VMG is a CSA approach that uses the Vertical farming technology to convert 9 square feet into 36 square feet of farming space.
Growing forests is the most effective nature based carbon capture and storage solution available and mitigate land use emissions.
Reducing Methane Emission While Enhancing Rice Farmers’ Resilience to Climate Change
Agroforestry systems: an alternative to degraded areas recovery, promoting biodiversity conservation in natural protected areas buffer zone
Linking smallholder economic development and climate change mitigation by providing funding and training for native tree seedling nurseries
Fish farming of native species, an environmentally sustainable activity as a source of food for the Siekopai in the Ecuadorean Amazon region
Collect fruit seeds with students help, grow fruit trees everywhere, distribute fruits free, request to save seeds & use next year
Combining eco-farming methods with ancient varieties, farmers can reduce CH4 emissions & water use, improve yields & preserve biodiversity.
More bees increases pollination, increases crop yields, safeguard's 35% of the World's foods plus increses absorbtion of C02.
Pilot study on the effectiveness of biochar based soil in improving the lifespan and health of urban trees and their carbon sequestration.
Blue carbon ecosystems are complex, requiring a complex and sustainable restoration strategy, undertaken at the landscape level.
Concerted efforts are necessary to sustain mangrove ecosystem functions and benefits to climate change impacts (sea level rise).
A system of land use in which harvestable trees or shrubs are grown among or around crops or on pastureland.
Action plan preparation for conserving land degradation, management of water resources and improving agriculture productivity using GIS
Plant-based diets can stop climate chaos! Even if the world went fossil free, increasing animal consumption will continue global warming.
Fostering community development, access to modern energy services and forest conservation for carbon sequestration in India
By optimization through monitored agriculture we can raise yield, reduce pollution & GHGs, boost savings and conserve energy & labour.
To reduce forest degradation and wildlife loss, we identify ecologically optimal forest remnant networks, prior to planned deforestation.
Empowering forest owners in Natural Resource Management (NRM) and forest conservation to avoid unsustainable land use and deforestation.
Transforming barren lands through agro-forestry for sequestring carbon; food security to small tribal farmers & raw materials to industries
Promoting community-led multi-functional tree nurseries to support agroforestry, land restoration and forest conservation in rural Africa.
Farmer+ empowers farmers and consumers to reverse climate change by providing access to more sustainable practices of farming and consuming
Global biodiversity includes nutritionally important wild edible plants. There is an urgent need to explore nutritionally rich edible wilds.
Landscape harvesting of water is the solution for water shortage in Kenya and Horn of Africa.
Shallow flooding and optimal N applications could lead to 34.3% reduction of GHG emissions (CH4, N2O, and CO2) on a national scale.
If all nations printed extra money for the World Bank to address climate change, it could create investment opportunity for our environment.
Bamboo grows well on slopes, degraded areas, reclaimed lands, riversides and other marginal lands that cannot otherwise be used for farming.
CSA a way to achieve short-and-long-term agricultural development priorities in the face of climate change.
Levels of carbon CO2 & Cxyz in air drive climate change/heating/chaos & need 100% Renewable Energy+AbsorptiveWatersheds/Tools lower C levels
Sandy Deserts treated with Liquid NanoClay (LNC), retains water and fertilizer, resulting in the same yield as in good USA farm soil.
Vetiver sequesters high quanities of CO2 and the same time provides economic returns to farmers; advantage for environment and livelihoods.
Disentangling the emission myth in Developing Countries: Rural communities and Open Source Ecosystems for GHG Emission Reduction
Convert the Methane From Farm Waste To Electricity via 100% Emission Free, Bloom Energy Fuel Cells
The NEMA, 2012 report revealed that at with a rate of deforestation at 13%, Uganda will not be having trees by 2050 if no intervention.
Integrated Watershed Management to be implemented at local level is the best option for climate smart catchment management
During the marriage ceremony in India a lot of food is wasted. This food can be used to supply energy for the locality.
Increase the number of years of harvest in a slash and burned parcel by promoting rotation and native trees planting as fallow's enrichment
Reduce deforestation and land degradation and improving food security and rural livelihoods through community based projects for the long term to mitigate climate change.
My idea joins social equality, GHG reduction, energy, water and food security and reduced deforestation.
My idea joins social equality, GHG reduction, energy, water and food security and reduced deforestation.
Plants have their lifecycle. They influence weather on the planet. Create software which tells farmers what action to perform at their field
Maintaining healthy ecosystems is a crucial step for sustainable development, mitigation and adaptation to global climate change.
Private Investors Can Contribute to GHG Emission Reduction through Rehabilitating Degraded lands While Making Profit.
Sustainable Solutions to improving access to clean energy, safe drinking water & adequate food while reducing GHG emissions in communities
Creating policy to incentivize alternatives in agriculutre industry, specifically, vertical farming.
Climate Change Impacts on Natural Springs, Livelihoods and Adaptation Options
Climate Change Impacts on Natural Springs, Livelihoods and Adaptation Options
By converting to agroforestry, farmers could reap major economic, social and environmental benefits.
Social ecological systems approach to landscape planning: identify eco-services, action to enhance their functionality and meet the SDGs.
its all about the data: GPS the logging, Satellite imagery of forests, Government reports of the actors, and math to put it all together.
Project aims to rehabilitate ecological infrastructure of the Baynespruit stream to improve water quality,agricultural lands,food security
Ecological / Economic KEYS to GHG balance, quick scale productivity, resilience, food security, water availability, energy supply and income
Every piece of land is in use either converted from forest into multi-uses.Boundaries tree corridor can raise farm forest vs climate change
NTFPs may provide bases to adapt climate change in midhills of Nepal.
Urgent need to save our environment by reducing harmful pests with no pesticides but just biologically and physically by diodes.
How can we use human centered design thinking to create energy security and bridge community between Rwandan farmers?
Natural herbicides, climate eco-labeling, urban gardening initiatives, education programs, and CAFO restrictions can combat climate change.