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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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4 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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Restoring degraded cropland and forests using sustainable farming methods and tree-planting.
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 25, 2017
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Systems dynamics modelling approach to address unsustainable extraction of fuelwood from forests and promote adoption of clean technologies