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Anticipating Climate Hazards 2017

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Sep 22, 2016 12:00 EDT - Feb 10, 2017 06:00 EST
Semi-Finalist selection
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Feb 10, 2017 06:00 EST - Mar 28, 2017 01:00 EDT
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Mar 28, 2017 01:00 EDT - Apr 18, 2017 06:00 EDT
Finalist selection
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Apr 18, 2017 06:00 EDT - Jun 1, 2017 12:00 EDT
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Jun 1, 2017 12:00 EDT - Jun 30, 2017 12:00 EDT
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Jul 17, 2017 09:00 EDT
How can vulnerable communities best prepare for climate-related hazards, and what new tools can be used to incentivize early action?

In collaboration with the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R), this contest invites solutions on how the world should prepare and respond to climate extremes and climate hazards. A2R is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative, launched in November 2015 to accelerate action on the ground to enhance climate resilience for the most vulnerable countries and people by 2020. 

Building resilience and capacity to understand and effectively respond to climate extremes and climate-induced disasters is necessary to adapt to climate change. A first step is to increase the ability to adequately anticipate and respond to climate hazards and extremes. There are many actors working on building climate resilience, including national governments, UN agencies and other international organizations, local authorities, researchers, the private sector, and civil society, among others. Many of these actions must be scaled-up, reinforcing synergies and reducing overlaps, while ensuring that together, these different actions are having the positive impacts needed. 

We are calling for a wide range of innovative and practical solutions – on the local, national and international levels – that can help strengthen early action in vulnerable communities around the world.

5 Proposals
Dec 21, 2017
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Future Vision is furniture for transit hubs that increases community resilience by sharing information & enhancing civic connections.
Jul 19, 2017
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Apr 16, 2017
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Apr 16, 2017
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This proposal intends to develop mobile platform that will allow users to report information about unfolding disaster using mobile devices.
Apr 6, 2017
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connected objects (raingauge, thermometer, etc) and smartphone app for early detection of critical thresholds and excess.