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Adaptation 2018

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Proposal creation

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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
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Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST - Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST - Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
Winners are awarded

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.

9 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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