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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
Completed
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.

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34 Proposals
Apr 2, 2019
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A modular sustainable development framework for communities that is cognizant of the synergistic nature of infrastructure and society.
Feb 5, 2018
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With C’SQUARE we empower citizens to contribute towards a more inclusive, safe, resilient, sustainable and comfortable future of cities.
Feb 2, 2018
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Youth can strengthen a community’s awareness/livelihood by building energy efficient, environmentally sustainable homes.
Feb 2, 2018
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A model Ecovillage showcasing fulfilment of the village community needs of food, water, waste and energy while meeting the maximum SDGs
Feb 2, 2018
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Solving the last mile problem in data accessing and promoting environmental data science in South America
Feb 2, 2018
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The Organic Monetary Fund, set up as a division of the International Monetary Fund, will help to achieve almost all SDGs in record time
Feb 2, 2018
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An app that allows waste buyers to source specific waste directly from producers, giving you the ability to buy, sell and reuse all waste.
Feb 2, 2018
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Networking existing resources and engaging women & youth to deliver proven solutions to address ten Sustainable Development Goals.
Feb 2, 2018
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Foster economic empowerment and improve food security as well as access to reliable solar energy consumption and mitigate climate change
Feb 2, 2018
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The beekeeping project will promote conservation and tackling poverty at the grassroots level.
Feb 2, 2018
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Disruptive 0E energy tech works better than fossil/nuke at a better value, based on a new, previously undocumented aspect of physics.
Feb 2, 2018
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Media Groups are mainly associated with local political issues and propaganda, rather than ensuring communication awareness on the 17 SDGs.
Feb 2, 2018
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Ecovon are developing sustainably sourced, newly engineered wood made from coconut husk and sugar cane bagasse better for people and planet.
Feb 2, 2018
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To impart Permaculture knowledge and technology to smallholder farmers to achieve the UN's 2030 agenda sustainable development goals.
Feb 2, 2018
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"Synergy" of 8 SDG's can be achieved through planting fruit bearing trees by elderly and promote "Healthy Inter-generational Ageing"
Feb 2, 2018
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A documentary on impacts of climate change significantly contributes promotion of appropriate actions to achieve SDGs in developing nations
Feb 2, 2018
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Eliminating grazed animal consumption will buy 25 years to fix emissions and will profoundly benefit 7 SDGs and 5 Planetary Boundaries
Feb 1, 2018
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Tailings have a real potential for contamination of ecosystem told the relaxation of metals and metalloids that should manage adequately .
Feb 1, 2018
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Blockchain based collaboration & governance platform enabling dynamic community development & project formation for SDGs, e.g. ClimateAction
Feb 1, 2018
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We're intended to create a holistic systemic approach and processes on waste reduction which is easily adaptable to any country.
Feb 1, 2018
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A solar powered extrude machine that uses innovative technology to transform plastic garbage into plastic timber to reduce deforestation.
Jan 31, 2018
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Alliancing Green producers and green consumers for green future
Jan 31, 2018
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The adoption of acacia Senegal tree species/Licorice as an agroforestry system for the benefit of environment and populations in ASAL areas.
Jan 31, 2018
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Converting urban solid wastes into compost forms will have social, economic and environmental benefits; and helps to reduce GHG emissions
Jan 30, 2018
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Young people traveling the world and working together to learn more about climate change and start their careers as climate leaders
Jan 30, 2018
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ThisProject utilizes poor women affected by dumped waste by providing earning source at the same time preventing production greenhouse gas.
Jan 29, 2018
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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.
Jan 29, 2018
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AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION APPROACH TO HANDLING OIL AND GAS IN UGANDA TO ACHIEVE MULTIPLE SDGs
Jan 23, 2018
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“Guama”, an integrated agroforestry model, is transforming family livelihoods, saving rain forests; restoring degraded soils and landscapes
Jan 22, 2018
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Population control solves EVERY identified problem facing humanity. You don't get more synergistic that that.
Jan 6, 2018
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Moisture conserving ability of Zeolite minerals can be exploited to enhance crop and tree production in drought prone areas of Africa.
Dec 31, 2017
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Building an ICT-led citizen movement to address some of the Sustainable Development Goals and climate action from the bottom up.
Nov 29, 2017
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Major constraints to achieving CC SDGs is the wide disconnect btw policies and practice not taking the affected into planning. #WithUSnot4US
Nov 13, 2017
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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.