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Land Use: Agriculture, Forestry, Waste Management 2018

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Jun 1, 2017 12:00 EDT - Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT
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Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT - Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST
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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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What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from land use change and waste?

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), agriculture, livestock, forestry, and other land use are responsible for 24% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Waste management accounts for an important part of overall industry emissions which are estimated to be 21% of total GHG emissions.
 

Opportunities exist, however, for improved land use to reduce and/or sequester significant amounts of GHGs from the atmosphere, while creating more resilient landscapes that increase food security, water availability, energy supply, and human well-being and resilience. This contest seeks proposals on sustainable land and waste management practices that can be effectively implemented and brought to scale, in order to significantly address the challenges of climate change. What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from land use change, including agriculture, livestock, forestry, and waste management? How can these be achieved while ensuring food, water, and energy security?

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53 Proposals
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The beekeeping project will promote conservation and tackling poverty at the grassroots level.
Nov 26, 2017
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The SALT approach can be adapted to offer hill tribes a sustainable and climate friendly alternative to shifting cultivation.
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MSW-recycling mobile device doesn't separate waste components (except for metal), performs as a truck trailer, generates thermal briquettes.
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Nov 25, 2017
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Use of nitrapyrin along with urea fertilizer can mitigate nitrous oxide emissions and help in nitrogen fertilizer management in soil
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Sep 10, 2017
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We are introducing farms to our schools, colleges, universities, and cities.
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Planting 144+1 million Trees and promote a culture of growing trees. This aims to tackle the deforestation issue in Rwanda
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An interactive online platform to explore pathways scenarios for agricultural growth to achieve food security under climate change
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This approach is to promote biochar application. The value chain, upstream farmers, middle stream and downstream consumers will be involved.
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A conservation mobile app and website for biodiversity conservation education as well as reporting all illegal environmental practices.
Sep 10, 2017
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Cleaning the ocean plastics and reusing the plastic waste as a source of energy at wastewater and water treatment plants in coastal areas.
Sep 9, 2017
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Adopting renewable energy technologies for emission-free and low-cost agricultural irrigation and thus progressing toward achieving SDG 7
Sep 9, 2017
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The main purpose of this system is diminish dioxide carbon content both in the seawater and in the air acting as a Natural Water Cycle.
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Dust explosions and engine knockings, people do not want any of them to happen before, but now they can be the driving force of the engine.
Sep 9, 2017
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Portable biogas plants are the safest option for converting bio degradable waste into biogas and manure .
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Rotor engine fuel consumption is high, high speed, torque small, driving it with the explosion for power generation.
Sep 8, 2017
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The use of bicycle-powered collection vehicles called Wecycles to offer recycling services to households in densely-populated neighborhoods
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Minimum/zero tillage is desirable as it cuts down on the fuel cost and reduce GHGs emissions by 48% per year. Helps maintain soil structure.
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Creating impact through accelerating small holder farmer businesses or initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa reducing poverty and climate change
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Adopter des systèmes de production qui respecte l’environnement, est dans l'intérêt de tous. Pour cela, Il faut promouvoir l'agro-écologie.
Sep 7, 2017
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We trap 50% of CO2 from woody biomass waste and turn it into a valuable product, biochar . Biochar is used to improve soils and more.
Sep 3, 2017
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Industrial hemp requires no fertilizer and uses much less water and absorbs hudge amounts of nitrogen from the soil
Sep 2, 2017
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Amongst concrete buildings in the city, there is always a empty land with natural ecosystem Protect these land through mushroom cultivation
Aug 31, 2017
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Relatively simple manufacturing equipment, which allows the reuse of debris to generate gas and fertilizer and saves nature.
Aug 24, 2017
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Waste to value is an important approach to manage municipal solid wastes. Wastepaper can be used to produce degradable bioplastics.
Aug 24, 2017
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Improving small-holder farmers' livelihoods through the farmer communication programme
Aug 24, 2017
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Plastic bag/material has been a big challenge in terms of managing it as waste and has contributed to climate change in many ways.
Aug 22, 2017
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International Society for Promotion of Most Effective Use of Human Excreta & Waste: MIT Initiative
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Aug 9, 2017
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We offer a waste management solution for food businesses, collecting and processing organic waste into animal feed.
Aug 6, 2017
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This concept include farming system design and Cultural techniques. will solution for negative impact of conventional tea cultivation
Jul 30, 2017
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Rather than a controlled burn in fire-prone areas, biomass should be transported nearby and burned to generate power.
Jul 29, 2017
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This project aims to use Flyash -Keratin Mixture as Soil Quality Enhancer and also a potential Replacement to Fertilizers.
Jul 27, 2017
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shaping the minds and attitudes of school and out of school adolescents on climate change impacts at community level
Jul 26, 2017
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AH can absorb water up to 1000x of its own weight. When mixed in soil, it releases water and macro nutrients that are required by the crop.
Jun 27, 2017
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Reducing waste, reducing organic matter from entering landfills, puts what we take out of the ground back in the system.
Jun 22, 2017
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With our pyrolysis plant we want to offer a solution to mitigate GHG, restore land, and ensure sustainable agriculture by applying biochar.
Jun 11, 2017
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A novel method for aerobic waste digestion coupled with crop growth that allows production of food and fuel from municipal waste materials.