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Adaptation 2015

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Mar 6, 2015 08:00 EST - Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT - Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT - Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
Winners are awarded

Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
What can be done to prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change?

Climate change is a global problem whose challenges will be met at the local and regional level. Scientists have predicted its impacts to include changes in precipitation, heat waves, increased extreme weather events and disaster intensity, increased flooding and desertification, reduced fresh water resources, changes in disease patterns, and more. Even if we were able to aggressively reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, mean sea levels may rise between 26-54 cm by 2100 under the most conservative scenarios (IPCC 2013), and most projections foresee even higher effects. All of this is likely to affect plant, animal and human life. This contest seeks to explore innovative institutional, educational, financial, and other means by which we can increase global and local preparedness for climate change on both domestic and international scales.

30 Proposals
Local prioritization and testing of adaptation practices supported by a collaborative mapping tool will out scale lessons learned globally
The project aims to build six sand dams in the Upper East region of Ghana to capture and store water for domestic and agricultural purposes.
Abundant resources are available to stop disastrous sea level rise resulting from melting glaciers.
In times of disaster communities organize for mutual aid. Lets create a narrative of mutual aid first to prefigure a world without disaster.
Project CLACE helps the coastal communities build their adaptive capacities through particpatory actions and climatechange education.
ICT is the effective tool in climate-smart agriculture to gain fruitful access of ultra poor farmers in local language opposes to print media
Innovation of an Indigenous technology with low-cost Available Materials to Supply Potable Water to the Salinity-Prone Coastal Bangladesh
This seeks adaptation to water scarcity and help people remain in the same location to which they have sentimental attachment and dignity.
Collect fruit seeds with students help grow fruit trees everywhere, distribute fruits free, with request to save seeds & use next year
Municipal property taxes should be adjusted to reflect flood risk, discouraging risky development and providing revenue for flood protection
Feisty Doves Climage Action will promote an alliance of nations to deal by nonviolently action with climate disruption and invasion.
Go back to the Nature and try to learn to adapt! Create a holistic ecological system that will sustain and you can also survive within it.
Community makerspaces build up a culture of resilience with citizen science and innovation accelerated by access to open source technology.
Crowdsourced Climate Impact Surveillance provides real time mapping of self-reported climate impacts via scraping of geotagged Twitter data.
The STEM needed to radically expand the production of CO2 neg. energy, reclaim water and manage nutrients supports the RCP 2.6 metastrategy.
SUFI provides an integrated hub that sustainably manages the urban energy-water-food nexus in an era of climate change.
Urban aquaponics on every roof, feed everyone in cities. Decrease carbon footprint, crime, alleviate poverty, everyone knows sustainability.
Canisters filled with high pressure air,that will release the air into a tidal wave to disrupt its single amplitutde, crashing the wave
We cannot conventionally afford the huge funds needed to resolve climate change in time. Let’s be unconventional.
People are dying, climate change is or will impact everyone! Planning for an unsure future is crucial! Control Alt Delete Climate Change
eucalyptus planting = high poverty, hunger, poor food security, low nutrition.drastically declining water.
no se puede impedir el viento pero pueden construirse molinos. -Proverbio Holandes
Water Diplomat provides a Software as Service based on system dynamics to prevent water wars by facilitating negotiation among stakeholders.
Although seems like a very long shot, we try and form an international community to try to get nations to "go green".
This is a worst case scenario. You could freeze people in glaciers at zero energy and revive them when the technology becomes reliable.
An attempt to add reduction to the menu, to go towards virtualization instead of designing physical objects.
I call this project Delta Plan. This is a satellite system that keep an eye on the dikes & dunes from space.
To using sustainable energy to discard the use of fossil fuel and to plant trees to reduce amount of GHGs from the atmosphere.
Utilizing the KEYSTONE PIPELINE and abandoned railroad corridors to replenish our reservoirs and help reduce the impact of drought!