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Congratulations! Your proposal has been selected to advance to the Finalists round.

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Additional comments from the Judges:

We found this to be a good trans-boundary idea that is both intriguing and innovative.

The author has addressed concerns of Judges and Fellows regarding relevancy of EU ETS to people and communities outside EU by revising the game to be more applicable for global users. Still, the game needs users from EU (or who is interested in EU ETS) to collect points in the first place.

Cartoon is helpful in explaining, though still leaves us with the question of what the long-term incentives to participate are. We can see how people may be intrinsically motivated, but the feel-good participation may wear out over time if there isn’t another incentive.

The author stated that many platforms allow users to buy EU ETS allowances. However it is unclear how to link those platforms with the proposed game.

We also found that the diverse set of actions means that the impacts are not clear nor guaranteed.

Regarding the subproposals: The main proposal selected a set of sub-proposals; mostly are strong and related to the main one, while few need further clarification on their links with the main proposal

Semi-Finalist Evaluation

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Congratulations! Your proposal, Let's Play the Carbon Out of the Market, in the Global Climate Action Plan contest, has been selected to advance to the Semi-Finalists round.

You will be able to revise your proposal and add new collaborators if you wish, from now until November 4, 2015, at 11:59pm midnight Eastern Time. We’ve also included feedback that will be posted under the Evaluation tab of your proposal. Please incorporate this feedback in your revisions. As you make revisions, we recommend you save an offline copy as a backup.

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Additional comments from the Judges:

- My fear is that it will not lead to big enough impact because allowance prices are low enough and I wonder whether enough can be purchased to tighten them. At first glance, it would be far simpler for the businesses to just put up the allowances (which is required to be able to purchase them in the first place) and call it a day. But I suppose your argument is that it is not only the purchase of the allowances but also the actions of the users (and strengthening the work of NGOs) that provides the added benefits. Would be good to elaborate on this more. Would also be interesting to elaborate on whether there are any criteria for the NGO campaigns that users will participate in (that will determine potential impact as well). You write that users can sell the allowances later on - why would they do so?

- This is an interesting idea for bottom-up action by citizens--esp important in context of lethargy of Governments at large in taking action. Some fundamental ideas on EU-ETS allowances need to be verified by the proposer--EU-ETS allowances are allocated to companies--how will individuals partake of these allowances. Also how will an individual involve himself in trading with other companies--what mechanisms will regulate trade among different types of stakeholders--these ideas and mechanics need to be fleshed out further.

Additional comments from the Fellows:

- This proposal selected a set of sub-proposals; some are strong and related to the main one, while some others need to be developed further. There are some novel and unique ideas, especially regarding the use of apps/games, but the author should reconsider its feasibility and whether their concept is clear and user friendly. Last but not least, using EU ETS as the market in the game might be irrelevant to people and communities outside EU. To be strongly considered, the proposal should be reframed so that the idea can be applied globally (not just for the EU). It will be necessary to explore wider market, with a consequence that the game will need to contain various schemes (which makes it more complicated). The author would have to consider revision work to do and to revisit the selected sub-proposals, with a possibility to change/add them.

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Victoria Abou Khalil

Nov 4, 2015
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Dear Judges and fellows,

Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions. We took everyone of them into consideration while editing the proposal.

The following changes were made:

1- Modifications in the game mechanism/concept. The number of points distributed in the NGO is now limited, and depends on the EU/ETS/money donated to the NGO. Only every user with points can now initiate an action and re-distribute them to other users, transforming a destruction of EU ETS into a green action taken by people from all over the world. 

2- The users are not responsible for the EU ETS anymore. They will be donated to the NGO that will cancel them.

3- Many platforms allow users to buy EU ETS allowances. If users want to buy big quantities of EU ETS allowances, they can do it directly on the market. For smaller quantities or even a single allowance, platforms like sandbag are available.

4- The idea was reframed and can be applied on a more global level. (Please check the idea in a nutshell, the example in a comic and the global point of advantages).

5- The sub-proposals were revised.