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Please find below the judging results for your proposal.

Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' comments

Thank you for participating in the 2015 Climate CoLab Global 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.

We, the Judges and contest Fellows, are truly grateful for your contribution to the Climate CoLab and for your commitment to address climate change at a global level.

We encourage you to keep developing your work and to submit it into future contests and very much hope you will stay involved in the Climate CoLab community. Please support and comment on other proposals on the platform and vote for the Global proposal you think is the most promising one.

Keep up the great work. And thank you again for being a part of this mission to harness the world’s collective efforts to develop and share innovative climate change solutions.

All the best,
2015 Climate CoLab Judges

Additional comments from the Judges:

This proposal is an innovative and insightful solution to move away from taxes and penalties, and toward rewards and incentives. However, we found the ideas it contains dispersed (the proposal does not clearly explain how the different components work together and form a synergetic force for carbon reduction impacts) and we are not convinced it could be feasibly implemented at a global scale (that the incentive could be created as a harmonised global commodity).

Semi-Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' ratings


Judges'' comments

Congratulations! Your proposal, A Global Carbon-Based Incentive Program to Catalyse the Great Transition 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.

At the revision deadline mentioned above, your proposal will be locked and considered in final form. The Judges will undergo another round of evaluation to ensure that Semi-Finalist proposals have addressed the feedback given, and select which proposals will continue to the Finalists round.

Finalists will be eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as for public voting to select the contest’s Popular Choice award. The Winners will be recognized and widely publicized by the Climate CoLab. Global climate action plans include ideas from all the people who contributed to the sub-proposals, not just those who created the integrated proposal itself. To recognize all these contributions, a winning integrated proposal receives CoLab Points that are distributed among all these people. The top point-getters will receive shares of a cash prize of $10,000. For more details on CoLab Points, please visit:

Thank you for your great work and good luck!

All the best,
2015 Climate CoLab Judges

Additional comments from the Judges:
The Great Incentive (GI) is the incentive program - What incentives?

Incentives will stimulate sustained private market reactions that support extensive global employment - what types of incentives?

Funding contributions are sourced from nations annually in proportion with each nations’ trailing year CO2 emissions. How will you get countries to do this?

The key challenge is realizing a paradigm shift in cooperation -- This is the missing piece in the proposal. It's one thing to model scenarios and show what is possible, but the proposal does not go into its feasibility - nor how it will overcome barriers in any kind of detail. At the moment it does not seem like a plausible pathway without further explanation re: how this will be achieved.

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