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Adaptation 2018

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Jun 1, 2017 12:00 EDT - Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
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Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT - Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT
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Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT - Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST - Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST
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Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST - Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
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Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
What initiatives, policies, and technologies can help prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change?

Climate change is a global problem whose challenges will be met at local, regional, and international levels. Impacts 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, food scarcity, and more. For example, even if we were able to aggressively reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, mean sea levels may rise between 26 - 54 cm by 2100, and many projections are higher (IPCC, 2013). Mean global surface temperature is also likely to increase by 2 - 5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, 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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42 Proposals
Dec 23, 2017
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MINI ELEVATED GREEN-POWERED TRAINS - reducing vulnerability of public transit to flooding & a comprehensive solution to urban mobility.
Dec 21, 2017
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WaterSpots are water catchment & treatment hubs combining rain, fog & dew harvesting with public gathering & education space.
Dec 6, 2017
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Solar-powered purification systems are cost-effective, easy to maintain, and sustainably use varied water sources to combat disaster risk.
Dec 6, 2017
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Platform to drive disaster risk preparedness with chatbots, gamification, incentives, insurance innovation; & bridge multiple stakeholders.
Nov 6, 2017
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Nov 6, 2017
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Engage Youth to build cities resilient to climate change through Education, Innovation, Governance and Climate Justice.
Nov 6, 2017
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Searching for Building Technology that are less fossil fuel dependent, affordable, encourage capacity building, and more climate responsive.
Nov 5, 2017
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How can urban characteristics and local climate change impact the effectiveness of adaptation strategies?
Oct 21, 2017
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Sep 10, 2017
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Abundant resources can stop disastrous sea level rise due to melting glaciers. The alternative? Permanent loss of cities like Houston.
Sep 10, 2017
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Tool for successfully integrating companies and communities for the development of urban and rural populations in response to climate change
Sep 10, 2017
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Given alternative livelihood opportunities, coastal communities can conserve mangroves to serve as flood defense and reduce flood risks
Sep 10, 2017
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Development of tolerant/resistant cotton crop plants by using the applications of biotechnology against the adverse effects of climate
Sep 10, 2017
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C.I.M.A Version 2.0 is a prototype mobile app with an interactive interface providing timely and relevant climate information.
Sep 10, 2017
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Clearinghouse: Climate project to secure water, energy, health & security solutions in any country. CARD revolutionizes solutions delivery.
Sep 10, 2017
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The project aims at introducing an improved cook stove which is efficient and uses less firewood.
Sep 10, 2017
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Evaluation of rooftop rainwater harvesting system for non-potable demands&estimation of system carbon footprint under climate change effects
Sep 9, 2017
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Building climate engagement by giving citizens resources to prepare for extreme weather, create resilience plans, and take action on climate
Sep 9, 2017
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To design a software that allows the prediction of socio-ecological vulnerability in reef fish systems in the mexican Pacific.
Sep 9, 2017
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Climate change has led to increasing intermittent drought, It is necessary to establish a system to fire fighting California forest fires.
Sep 8, 2017
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A blueprint for new green-cities to attract vulnerable populations BEFORE they become climate refugees on a mass (and catastrophic) scale
Sep 8, 2017
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Constructing floating reservoirs with a flexible bag floating in the sea, used to receive fresh water that will be discharged into the sea.
Sep 8, 2017
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The world is warming at half the predicted rate. A serious physics error in the models now needs urgent correction. My team has the answer.
Sep 8, 2017
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By the film to collect the overflowing methane gas on the frozen land, the gas will be compressed liquefaction and become energy.
Sep 7, 2017
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An optimization of the cavity geometry in home ovens optimizes the gasses flow. It improves the heat transfer during cooking process.
Sep 7, 2017
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We should pro-actively be investigating ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica for diseases which we are not immune from.
Sep 6, 2017
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A tool to identify hotspots of climate vulnerabilities to foster collective decision-making and support strategies of communication
Sep 6, 2017
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Rainwater Harvesting will increase the retention of water that is received during the rainy periods to be used during the non rainy periods.
Sep 5, 2017
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The Coastal Hazard Wheel - a new language to boost coastal climate adaptation worldwide
Sep 4, 2017
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Drought, migration, and chaos in South, Central, and North America are coming soon to a location near you!
Sep 2, 2017
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The Project will draw energy from :-SDG GOAL:13 regard ‘’Take urgent action to combat Climate Change and its impact. Throug livelihood
Sep 2, 2017
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The Project will draw energy from :-SDG GOAL:13 regard ‘’Take urgent action to combat Climate Change and its impact. Throug livelihood
Aug 23, 2017
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This tool will use artificial technology to identify and mitigate the risk of climate change in agriculture and introduce restorative crops
Aug 17, 2017
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ICTs in agriculture is growing interest to farmers which help them building resilience towards the climatic stress in agriculture.
Aug 16, 2017
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Building tradition of the Mayan House must be preserved due to the important environmental values as well as the sustainability.
Aug 10, 2017
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A revenue-neutral carbon fee-and-dividend system (CF&D), steadily rising price on carbon (fossil fuels), dividend returned to the people.
Aug 3, 2017
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pollutant must invariably pay for the pollution caused and every should financially support the efforts of climate change management
Jul 17, 2017
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Fobreco promotes climate-smart approaches for adaptation at farm and landscape level through drip irrigation and catchment management
Jul 16, 2017
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This research will provide science-based information and tools on innovative soil-crop management systems
Jul 2, 2017
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Help the farmers of the future in the Andes to prepare for the impact of the climate change
Jun 30, 2017
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Insurance pool business model to deploy emergency power infrastructure to restore electricity to communities impacted by natural disasters
Jun 22, 2017
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African cities emerge as climate change hotspots due to convergence of vulnerabilities; geographical, socio-economic and political.