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Semi-Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' comments


Proposal: Restructuring the US government to address climate change. Contest: U.S. Government 2014 Thank you for your contest entry, Restructuring the US government to address climate change.. We appreciate your willingness to share your ideas, and also the time and effort you put into developing a proposal and submitting it to the
. As your entry did not sufficiently address some of the revisions the Judges were hoping to see, we did not advance it to the next round of competition. We encourage you to keep developing your idea. Transfer your proposal to a Workspace to re-open it, make edits, add collaborators, and even submit it into a future contest. You can do so by logging into your account, opening your proposal, selecting the Admin tab, and clicking “Move proposal.” We welcome you to stay involved in the Climate CoLab community: support and comment on proposals that have been named Finalists, and vote during the public voting period to help select the contest’s Popular Choice Winner. Climate CoLab will be opening more contests throughout the year and you are welcome to submit your proposal to those contests as well. Keep up the great work. We hope that by working together, we all can create solutions that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Sincerely, Contest Fellows If there are additional comments from the Judges & Fellows, they will be included below.

We really wish you had finished your proposal, because it had the start of several good ideas for what the government can do to mitigate climate change. In the end, we decided not to advance it to the semifinalist round for two reasons:

First, several of the sections were not complete, and had they been more complete we would have had a stronger understanding of what outcome your proposal was trying to achieve. This made the effectiveness of your proposal unclear.

Second, we weren't sure exactly what the new climate change agency would do. You mention several potential examples: a Manhattan project, identifying investment areas, identifying a need for simulations, or creating a Climate Bond program. We felt it wasn't feasible for the government to form an agency without a clear mission. This made the workability of your proposal unclear.

We encourage you to continue working on this idea and refining the mission of your proposed agency and the outcomes it will seek to achieve. Please then resubmit it to another Climate CoLab contest.

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