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A MIT Alumni/SDM/VMS/CoLab hybrid would help launch Colab derived AGW mitigation/adaptation concepts in the shortest possible time frame.


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References:

1) http://vms.mit.edu/

"MIT SDM – System Design and Management." 2014. 27 Jan. 2016 <https://sdm.mit.edu/>

2) http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GreenGrowthActionAlliance_Overview_2012.pdf

3) http://web.mit.edu/climateaction/ClimateChangeStatement-2015Oct21.pdf

4) "Benefit corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." 2011. 27 Jan. 2016 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benefit_corporation>

5) "United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Home page." 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.unep.org/>

6) Aronson, D. "Overview of Systems Thinking - Thinking Page." 2002. <http://www.thinking.net/Systems_Thinking/OverviewSTarticle.pdf>

7) "Dr Robert Chris - Faculty of Social Sciences - Open University." 2014. 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/main/staff/people-profile.php?name=Robert_Chris>

8) "The Chisholm Lab: Home." 2014. 27 Jan. 2016 <https://chisholmlab.mit.edu/>

9) "Benefit corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." 2011. 27 Jan. 2016 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benefit_corporation>

10) "United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Home page." 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.unep.org/>

11) "What is the GEF | Global Environment Facility." 2010. 27 Jan. 2016 <https://www.thegef.org/gef/whatisgef>

12) "Green Climate Fund." 2015. 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.greenclimate.fund/>

13) "Asian Development Bank." 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.adb.org/>

14) "About Us - Climate Investment Funds." 2015. 27 Jan. 2016 <https://www-cif.climateinvestmentfunds.org/about>

15) "Cities and Climate Change Initiative – UN-Habitat." 2015. 27 Jan. 2016 <http://unhabitat.org/urban-initiatives/initiatives-programmes/cities-and-climate-change-initiative/>

16) "WWF - Endangered Species Conservation | World Wildlife ..." 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.worldwildlife.org/>

17) "World Bank Group." 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.worldbank.org/>

18) "Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation." 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.apec.org/>

19) "Green Growth Action Alliance Members - Reports - World Economic Forum." 2013. 27 Jan. 2016 <http://reports.weforum.org/green-investing-2013/green-growth-action-alliance-members/>

20) "African Development Bank - Building today, a better Africa ..." 2002. 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.afdb.org/en/>

21) "International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)." 2002. 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.iisd.org/>

22) "IMF -- International Monetary Fund Home Page." 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.imf.org/>

23) "IUCN - Home." 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.iucn.org/>

24) "Ceres - Mobilizing Business Leadership for a Sustainable ..." 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.ceres.org/>

25) "Frannie Léautier - Sustainable Development Solutions ..." 2014. 27 Jan. 2016 <http://unsdsn.org/about-us/people/frannie-leautier/>

26) "Breakthrough Energy Coalition." 2015. 27 Jan. 2016 <http://www.breakthroughenergycoalition.com/>

 

Final Recommendations:

The CoLab experiment has well over 1200 proposal in its current library of proposals. Many of those proposals can be integrated into this proposal at one level or another. Rarely is there a 'bad' proposal.

Often, within the proposals, the authors are asked to provide a list of related CoLab proposals to help the CoLab team develop some understanding of conceptual relationships and other information matrix issues. In this proposal, I would like to continue that effort and list other proposals, found just within this 'Alumni' challenge, which offer potential strong synergies if coupled to this proposal.

Beyond the proposal already mentioned above (Harnessing Gas Revenues to Build a Sustainable City in Bagamoyo), I recommend the follow proposals.

Supportive Network for Implementing the Global Climate Action Plan

Watershed Moments, Healthy Oceans Festivals & Direct Action

Franchised Microgrids for the Developing World Using Open Source Components

The net-zero ship: a revolution on the high seas

Turn BBQs Into Char-B-Qs

Migrate resources from fossils to CO2 life-cycle management and remediation

ClimateX

Alumni Group Solar Purchasing Campaign

using the oceans to modify climate

Solar Skyways Challenge 

INSULATION: Data + Metrics + Communication = Big CO2 Reductions

MIT 2050 - ADAPT (Alumni Driven Adaptation Policy & Transition) Center

MIT Alumni Engage to Enact a Revenue Neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend

Crowd funding for cleantech

A modest proposal - what alumni (and anyone else) can do today

Wiki & #tags harnessing MIT alumni for society-wide sustainable development

Increase Hydrogen Fuel Cell Adoption Support Clean Energy Choices

 

This Alumni/SDM/VMS/CoLab Hybridization proposal is also being connected to the UN challenge (Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape Workspacethrough the following proposal at that site:

MIT-A2R Hybrid Initiative: Addressing Environmental Governance of the Great Seas 

The above UN challenge proposal is an attempt to not just combine the goals of the MIT Alumni challenge and the UN A2R challenge but to also highlight how those 2 efforts can find an initial mutual focus within the marine environmental governance space.