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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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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
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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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Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
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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21 Proposals
Nov 26, 2017
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The SALT approach will be adapted to offer hill tribes a sustainable and climate smart alternative to shifting cultivation.
Nov 26, 2017
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Paddy microbial fuel cell concept will be applied to track plant, soil, and microbes' health accompanied with methane mitigation.
Nov 26, 2017
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Tek! mobile app provides urban families with experience of a curated content stream of own or family purchases and consumption.
Nov 26, 2017
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An innovative model of textile cutting waste management combined with poverty reduction and women empowerment reducing CO2 emission.
Nov 26, 2017
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A REDD+, community-based solution to benefit 2,500 Colombian farming families, climate and biodiversity in a context of territorial peace.
Nov 26, 2017
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Restoring degraded cropland and forests using sustainable farming methods and tree-planting.
Nov 26, 2017
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Climate- smart rice farming can reduce GHG emissions while ensuring increased productivity and food security for small holding farmers.
Nov 26, 2017
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Management of residues from mining, charcoal and sewage meets agriculture, forestry and the interest of financial markets
Nov 26, 2017
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educating and empowering young people to exploit the business opportunities available in waste; hence nurture a generation of Wastepreneurs
Nov 26, 2017
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We launch farmer-led micro businesses to restore soil fertility and sequester carbon through earthworm composting in India.
Nov 26, 2017
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Waste-to-Energy: MSW recycling through innovative technology to generate thermal briquettes without separating the waste components
Nov 26, 2017
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Open Source software for designing, implementing and maintaining sustainable human habitats using permaculture as a design system.
Nov 25, 2017
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The project explores how waste management in poultry and piggery farms can reduce emissions while ensuring clean energy to the farms.
Nov 25, 2017
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Systems dynamics modelling approach to address unsustainable extraction of fuelwood from forests and promote adoption of clean technologies
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.
Nov 6, 2017
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Mapping farmers to labourers to help redirect crop residue for cultivating oyster mushrooms; ensuring employability and reducing pollution.
Nov 6, 2017
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Vast acreages of unplanted land can be planted in trees, e.g. interstate highway medians. Today these lands are just being mowed or ignored.
Nov 4, 2017
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insitu conservation -Plant Genetic Resources-role women oasis- noregrets practice governance ecosystem- resilient practices drip irrigation
Sep 10, 2017
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An interactive online platform to explore scenarios for agricultural growth to achieve food security under climate change
Aug 31, 2017
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Ensuring food, water and energy security in food deserts: Converting underutilized lawns into farmlettes and building resilient communities
Aug 20, 2017
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Create a conscience of care giving a proper use to wastes of the Subregion Sanquianga, Nariño, Colombia.