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Exploring Synergistic Solutions for Sustainable Development 2018

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 EDT - Jan 7, 2018 08:00 EST
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jan 7, 2018 08:00 EST - Jan 22, 2018 12:00 EST
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Jan 22, 2018 12:00 EST - Feb 2, 2018 08:00 EST
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Feb 2, 2018 08:00 EST - Feb 26, 2018 08:00 EST
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Feb 26, 2018 08:00 EST - Mar 9, 2018 06:00 EST
Winners are awarded

Mar 9, 2018 06:00 EST
What combinations of Climate CoLab proposals could help achieve multiple Sustainable Development Goals?

In 2015, world leaders adopted a set of seventeen goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While this broad range of goals is comprehensive, it poses severe challenges for decision-makers. For example, studies have shown that, while protecting the world’s forests can keep carbon out of the atmosphere (contributing to the goal on climate action), it may also reduce land availability for food (hampering the goal on eliminating hunger).

To meet this challenge, UN Environment is seeking creative combinations of actions that can achieve climate change goals and other Sustainable Development Goals, in ways that minimize trade-offs and maximize synergies. Participants can select and combine actions from the over 2,000 preexisting proposals on the Climate CoLab platform.

Contest winners will be invited to showcase their work at UN Environment’s conference in Kenya (expenses-paid), meet with the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Environment, and have their proposal included in the Global Environment Outlook, which is UN Environment’s flagship report on the state of the environment and is distributed to decision-makers around the globe.

69 Proposals
A model Ecovillage showcasing fulfilment of the village community needs of food, water, waste and energy while meeting the maximum SDGs
A modular sustainable development framework for communities that is cognizant of the synergistic nature of infrastructure and society.
Converting urban solid wastes into compost forms will have social, economic and environmental benefits; and helps to reduce GHG emissions
Networking existing resources and engaging women & youth to deliver proven solutions to address ten Sustainable Development Goals.
To impart Permaculture knowledge and technology to smallholder farmers to achieve the UN's 2030 agenda sustainable development goals.
Disruptive 0E energy tech works better than fossil/nuke at a better value, based on a new, previously undocumented aspect of physics.
The Organic Monetary Fund, set up as a division of the International Monetary Fund, will help to achieve almost all SDGs in record time
The adoption of acacia Senegal tree species/Licorice as an agroforestry system for the benefit of environment and populations in ASAL areas.
Tailings have a real potential for contamination of ecosystem told the relaxation of metals and metalloids that should manage adequately .
A solar powered extrude machine that uses innovative technology to transform plastic garbage into plastic timber to reduce deforestation.
Blockchain based collaboration & governance platform enabling dynamic community development & project formation for SDGs, e.g. ClimateAction
Eliminating grazed animal consumption will buy 25 years to fix emissions and will profoundly benefit 7 SDGs and 5 Planetary Boundaries
With C’SQUARE we empower citizens to contribute towards a more inclusive, safe, resilient, sustainable and comfortable future of cities.
Population control solves EVERY identified problem facing humanity. You don't get more synergistic that that.
Moisture conserving ability of Zeolite minerals can be exploited to enhance crop and tree production in drought prone areas of Africa.
Our system uses Solar concentrators to provide Power, Heat and clean water at 1/3rd the capital cost of SolarPV and has no disposable costs.
We can provide our world with sustainable energy by tapping into nature with care. We present you a lamp which lights up using plant power.
ThisProject utilizes poor women affected by dumped waste by providing earning source at the same time preventing production greenhouse gas.
“Guama”, an integrated agroforestry model, is transforming family livelihoods, saving rain forests; restoring degraded soils and landscapes
"Synergy" of 8 SDG's can be achieved through planting fruit bearing trees by elderly and promote "Healthy Inter-generational Ageing"
Ecovon are developing sustainably sourced, newly engineered wood made from coconut husk and sugar cane bagasse better for people and planet.
Young people traveling the world and working together to learn more about climate change and start their careers as climate leaders
We're intended to create a holistic systemic approach and processes on waste reduction which is easily adaptable to any country.
Major constraints to achieving CC SDGs is the wide disconnect btw policies and practice not taking the affected into planning. #WithUSnot4US
The beekeeping project will promote conservation and tackling poverty at the grassroots level.
Youth can strengthen a community’s awareness/livelihood by building energy efficient, environmentally sustainable homes.
Building an ICT-led citizen movement to address some of the Sustainable Development Goals and climate action from the bottom up.
Alliancing Green producers and green consumers for green future
A documentary on impacts of climate change significantly contributes promotion of appropriate actions to achieve SDGs in developing nations
Foster economic empowerment and improve food security as well as access to reliable solar energy consumption and mitigate climate change
Solving the last mile problem in data accessing and promoting environmental data science in South America
An app that allows waste buyers to source specific waste directly from producers, giving you the ability to buy, sell and reuse all waste.
Media Groups are mainly associated with local political issues and propaganda, rather than ensuring communication awareness on the 17 SDGs.
Involving private sectors in weather and climate information service delivery task accelerate its dissemination and uptake by users.
Catching the Flood waters and reuse as a valuable resource for hydroelectric energy generation and other sustainable use.
Sam Carana's Climate Plan complemented by responsible handling of inorganic waste, focusing on local feebates
The rocket stove design is arguably the most environmentally sound. Insulating ceramic rocket stoves can be mass produced almost anywhere.
The Earth is going extinct from pollution so all militaries should unite and destroy the corrupt companies whose pollution is killing us.
Solar Energy Technology for Waste Water Treatment, Electricity Generation, and Indoor Hydroponic Farming
The SDGs provide an opportunity to break free from the one sided goal of economic growth, while unleashing the power of example!
A blueprint for large scale cities sustained by renewable resources providing a high quality of life without depleting the planet
Farmers will receive advice on agricultural technologies and climate information services in their own languages by calling to call centers
33 cents from an averaging 1 billion peoble per day, yields 120.45 billion euros/dollars per year
Any education can help people be sustainable. What if this education is based on Green system of life ?
Using free markets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, taxing CO2 and methane gases emission. Then divide said fee evenly to everyone.
I believe that we can cool down the Earth by watering Sahara desert. We would grow plants which produce oxygen and thus decrease CO2 numbers
Rapid growth in electronic devices and appliances today posses a question to how much of it is disposed rightfully with no e-waste plant?
Smartphone app, internet of things, opendata can be used to deliver personal climate service, security & environmental monitoring worldwide
Meeting any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 target requires financing. PPPs offers good option for financing
The destruction of blue-green algae by microwave radiation on the surface of water bodies.
A new type of fiber solar cells using the effect of total internal reflection.
Our plan is to build large-scale greenhouses for countries who would benefit from having a greenhouse.
Innovative development pathway to optimize the multidimensional wellbeing of human and nature is critical need of present world
Generating entrepreneurial ecosystem that facilitates the transformation of ideas into enterprises in the rural areas & the forest landscape
Practical steps for the development of environmental technologyby increasing green patches in third world countries
Mini hydropower, Natural Disaster, self-activated early warning gauges andsafety and survival rate of poorly prepared communities..
Guiding the farmers to change their crop type according to the climate, temperature, soil, and rainfall; so that maximum output is gained.
Combine modern and traditional techniques to raise the sea water to the desert and steam it, for free energy, fresh water and salt
Kenya is made up of 47 devolved County Governments and 1 national government that need to coordinate and work together to attain the SDGs.
Aligning a nexus between the elements of the Earth and the needs of human being to ensure sustainable living.
Integrated low-cost solutions to achieve the SDGs while reducing the impact caused by floods in rural communities of the Amazon basin