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Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' comments

Thank you for participating in the 2015 Climate CoLab Europe's Climate Action Plan contest, and for the time you spent in creating your entry.

The Judges have strongly considered your proposal, and have chosen to not advance it as a Finalist for this contest.

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2015 Climate CoLab Judges

Additional comments from the Judges:

The authors propose to grow biomass, burn it for energy, and then capture the CO2, storing it in geological formations. This is one of the obvious
long term solutions to human life on a limited planet. But it is more expensive and less technologically proven than other solutions to the climate challenge. Hence it has little chance of being adopted in liberal
market economies.

It is technologically far off and economically infeasible in the short term. But the work should be continued over the generations to come.

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Michael Hayes

Sep 12, 2015


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There has been further refinement of the Water, Energy, Nutrient Nexus (WENN) Protocol in the area of authorship and organization.

The link to that work is:

However, there still is the need to address each nation's/region's ability to use the WENN Protocol per the competition(s) mandate.I'm working my way through the information found in the World Resource Institute database: and hope to be able to make clear linkage between the national pledges and the WENN Protocol within the revision time frame allowed within the Finals stage of the competition.

Your continued patients with the development of the WENN Protocol proposal and further support would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,