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Adaptation 2016

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jan 15, 2016 08:00 EST - May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT - Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 EDT - Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT - Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
Completed
Winners are awarded

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
What can be done to prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change?

Climate change is already affecting earth’s ecosystems and the welfare of the billions that depend on them. Even assuming focused, deliberate efforts to aggressively reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and reverse the course on a global economy dominated by fossil fuels, we have already committed our planet to a certain level of climate change. We will need to adapt to those aspects of climate change that are irreversible in the short term.


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 magnitude of extreme weather events and disaster intensity, increased flooding, reduced fresh water resources, sea level rise, 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 conservative scenarios, and most projections are higher (IPCC, 2013). Mean global surface temperature is likely to increase by 2-5 degrees Celsius, causing an acceleration of the hydrologic cycle and an exacerbation of precipitation extremes. The impacts of climate change will increasingly 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.

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29 Proposals
Dec 14, 2016
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Uses of Jatropha Jatropha has many uses in today's world...
Jul 6, 2016
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Jun 15, 2016
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Climate.IQ is a web tool that uses spatial and statistical analysis to conduct climate risk assessmennt for properties and communities.
Jun 15, 2016
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Jun 15, 2016
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A decision support tool to promote non-expert awareness on urban water systems issues and identification of intervention opportunities.
Jun 15, 2016
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Jun 15, 2016
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Use cassava as a climate smart cash crop that has the added value of empowering women farmers in SubSahara Africa.
Jun 14, 2016
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Jun 11, 2016
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Economic use of water with urine from EcoSan in a grenhouse for vegetable production. Help people adapt and live in the same place.
Jun 10, 2016
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Combining eco-farming methods with ancient varieties, farmers can more efficiently use resources, improve yields, & preserve biodiversity.
May 23, 2016
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To cope with water scarcity, desalinated seawater conserves aquifers for responsible sharing by water users in Texas and elsewhere.
May 23, 2016
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Human activities significantly reduce biodiversity in our cities, which we can counter by creating more green roofs with beehives
May 23, 2016
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Use adaptation technologies to strengthen agricultural production in the face of uncertain future climate change scenarios in Africa.
May 20, 2016
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Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal
May 20, 2016
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Identify the Land or Sea area; Collect, Share and Analyse the Data; Repair or Adapt the Land or Sea area to the best extent possible.
May 19, 2016
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Build the adaptive capacity of school students for climate change adaption.
May 19, 2016
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Community Based Adaptation emphasises community participation that builds on the priorities, knowledge and capacities of local people.
May 18, 2016
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Enable climate-smart governments in Brazil by integrating climate change projections into strategic and everyday decisions in public life
May 10, 2016
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Collect fruit seeds with students help grow fruit trees everywhere, distribute fruits free, with request to save seeds & use next year
May 7, 2016
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Support a new generation of ocean fishermen, divers and sailors to adapt marine ecossystems to current climate change impacts
Apr 20, 2016
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Rainwater harvesting refers to the collecting of rainwater, mostly on a roof, from where it flows through gutters into a collection tank.
Apr 14, 2016
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Irrigate the worlds deserts and lower Co2 levels to pre-industrial times while making valuable carbon nano fibers, cheaper then other means.
Apr 8, 2016
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Bamboo grows very fast and can therefore serve as a sustainable and renewable source of charcoal and flood resistant construction materials.
Apr 4, 2016
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Insuring farmers against weather extremes
Mar 25, 2016
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Feb 29, 2016
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To make an device that has the ability to recognize earthquake shaking using the sensors.
Feb 29, 2016
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To ensure water and food security we need to be able to anticipate the likelihood of risk possibilities through cascade of vulnerabilities
Feb 23, 2016
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