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Land Use: Agriculture, Forestry, Waste Management 2018

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Jun 1, 2017 12:00 EDT - Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT
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Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT - Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT
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Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT - Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST
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Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST - Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST
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Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST - Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
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Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from land use change and waste?

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), agriculture, livestock, forestry, and other land use are responsible for 24% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Waste management accounts for an important part of overall industry emissions which are estimated to be 21% of total 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 and resilience. This contest seeks proposals on sustainable land and waste management practices that can be effectively implemented and brought to scale, in order to significantly address the challenges of climate change. What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from land use change, including agriculture, livestock, forestry, and waste management? How can these be achieved while ensuring food, water, and energy security?

53 Proposals
The SALT approach will be adapted to offer hill tribes a sustainable and climate smart alternative to shifting cultivation.
Systems dynamics modelling approach to address unsustainable extraction of fuelwood from forests and promote adoption of clean technologies
Restoring degraded cropland and forests using sustainable farming methods and tree-planting.
educating and empowering young people to exploit the business opportunities available in waste; hence nurture a generation of Wastepreneurs
Paddy microbial fuel cell concept will be applied to track plant, soil, and microbes' health accompanied with methane mitigation.
Tek! mobile app provides urban families with experience of a curated content stream of own or family purchases and consumption.
An innovative model of textile cutting waste management combined with poverty reduction and women empowerment reducing CO2 emission.
A REDD+, community-based solution to benefit 2,500 Colombian farming families, climate and biodiversity in a context of territorial peace.
Climate- smart rice farming can reduce GHG emissions while ensuring increased productivity and food security for small holding farmers.
Management of residues from mining, charcoal and sewage meets agriculture, forestry and the interest of financial markets
We launch farmer-led micro businesses to restore soil fertility and sequester carbon through earthworm composting in India.
Waste-to-Energy: MSW recycling through innovative technology to generate thermal briquettes without separating the waste components
Open Source software for designing, implementing and maintaining sustainable human habitats using permaculture as a design system.
The project explores how waste management in poultry and piggery farms can reduce emissions while ensuring clean energy to the farms.
Use of nitrapyrin along with urea fertilizer can mitigate nitrous oxide emissions and help in nitrogen fertilizer management in soil.
Mapping Farmers to Labourers to help redirect crop residue for cultivating Oyster Mushroom reducing pollution and ensuring employability
Vast acreages of unplanted land can be planted in trees, e.g. interstate highway medians. Today these lands are just being mowed.
An interactive online platform to explore pathways scenarios for agricultural growth to achieve food security under climate change
The beekeeping project will promote conservation and tackling poverty at the grassroots level.
We are introducing farms to our schools, colleges, universities, education, and cities.
Adopting renewable energy technologies for emission-free and low-cost agricultural irrigation and thus progressing toward achieving SDG 7.
Pour assurer la gestion durable des ressources naturelles. Il va dans notre intérêt, d’adopter des systèmes qui respecte l’environnement.
We import all our industrial hemp from
Equipamento de fabrico relativamente simples, que possibilita o reaproveitamento de detritos para gerar gás e adubo e que salva a natureza.
International Society for Promotion of Most Effective Use of Human Excreta & Waste: MIT Initiative
We offer a waste management solution for food businesses, collecting and processing organic waste into animal feed.
This project aims to use FLyash -Keratin Mixture as Soil Quality Enhancer and also a potential Replacement to Fertilizers.
Aab-e-hayaat can absorb water up to 1000x of its own weight. When mixed in soil, it releases macro nutrients that are required by the crop.