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Helping Small and Medium Businesses Go Low Carbon 2018

What initiatives, products, services or tools can help Ontario’s small and medium-sized businesses thrive while reducing their emissions?
30 proposals 71 comments
Winners announced

Absorbing Climate Impacts 2018

How can climate risk insurance be linked with other forms of social protection to help vulnerable communities absorb climate impacts?
71 proposals 65 comments
Winners announced

Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency 2018

What innovative solutions can help improve energy efficiency across a range of corporate facilities?
20 proposals 57 comments
Winners announced

Circular Economy, Economie circulaire 2018

What projects, initiatives, technologies or strategies can support cities in their transition towards a circular economy?
43 proposals 55 comments
Winners announced

Exploring Synergistic Solutions for Sustainable Development 2018

What combinations of Climate CoLab proposals could help achieve multiple Sustainable Development Goals?
69 proposals 206 comments
Winners announced

Shifting Attitudes and Behaviors 2018

What initiatives and strategies can mobilize individuals and societies to shift attitudes & behaviors to address climate change?
59 proposals 193 comments
Winners announced

Land Use: Agriculture, Forestry, Waste Management 2018

What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from land use change and waste?
53 proposals 302 comments
Winners announced

Energy Supply 2018

What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector?
36 proposals 305 comments
Winners announced

Adaptation 2018

What initiatives, policies, and technologies can help prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change?
42 proposals 121 comments
Winners announced

Carbon Pricing 2018

What initiatives, policies, and strategies can advance carbon pricing?
22 proposals 65 comments
Winners announced

Transportation 2018

What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector?
32 proposals 108 comments
Winners announced

Buildings 2018

What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings sector?
27 proposals 172 comments
Winners announced

Anticipating Climate Hazards 2017

How can vulnerable communities best prepare for climate-related hazards, and what new tools can be used to incentivize early action?
94 proposals 129 comments
Completed

Land Use, Agriculture and Forestry Workspace

How can greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, forestry and other land use be reduced?
16 proposals 8 comments
Open for proposals

Energy Supply Workspace

How can greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation be reduced?
13 proposals 9 comments
Open for proposals

Buildings Workspace

How can greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector be reduced?
2 proposals 4 comments
Open for proposals

Transportation Workspace

How can greenhouse gas emissions from the world's transportation be reduced?
14 proposals 0 comments
Open for proposals

Public Attitudes and Behaviors Workspace

What can be done to shift the public's perception of climate change and inspire action?
14 proposals 14 comments
Open for proposals

Adaptation Workspace

What can be done to adapt to the impacts of climate change?
10 proposals 2 comments
Open for proposals

Waste Management Workspace

How can greenhouse gas emissions from waste management be reduced?
5 proposals 3 comments
Open for proposals

Industry Workspace

What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial sector?
4 proposals 0 comments
Open for proposals

Geoengineering Workspace

What initiatives, policies, and technologies can counteract the effects of rising greenhouse gases, whether or not emissions are reduced?
66 proposals 67 comments
Open for proposals

Cities Workspace

How can greenhouse gas emissions from cities be reduced?
3 proposals 0 comments
Open for proposals

Rain Enhancement 2017

What can be done to increase the efficiency of rain enhancement in UAE and around the world?
10 proposals 26 comments
Winners announced

Shifting Behavior for a Changing Climate 2016

How can we mobilize individuals and society to shift behaviors in order to address climate change?
92 proposals 309 comments
Completed

Land Use: Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock 2016

How can we scale-up sustainable landscape management to significantly reduce GHG emissions while ensuring food, water, and energy security?
60 proposals 213 comments
Completed

The Smart Zero Carbon Cities Challenge 2016

How can smart technologies drive a rapid transition to zero-carbon cities?
16 proposals 54 comments
Completed

MIT Climate Mitigation Solutions 2016

How can MIT demonstrate innovative climate mitigation solutions on campus?
19 proposals 24 comments
Completed

Energy Water Nexus 2016

What actions can address interdependent water-energy challenges, and drive us toward a secure water and energy future?
21 proposals 43 comments
Completed

Aviation 2016

How can we design, operate, and power aircraft to reduce the climate impacts of aviation?
11 proposals 17 comments
Completed

Adaptation 2016

What can be done to prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change?
29 proposals 175 comments
Completed

Materials Matter 2016

Fabrics and textiles impact our climate -- a lot. How can we spark a materials revolution by rethinking how we value and use them?
37 proposals 23 comments
Completed

Improving firewood for clean cookstoves 2016

How can rural residents in Colombia efficiently and inexpensively dry firewood for clean cookstoves?
10 proposals 25 comments
Completed

Energy Supply 2016

What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector?
40 proposals 141 comments
Completed

Waste Management 2016

What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waste and waste management?
30 proposals 73 comments
Completed

Buildings 2016

What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector?
33 proposals 91 comments
Completed

Transportation 2016

What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector?
28 proposals 142 comments
Completed

Industry 2016

How can industry innovate to meet the challenges of sustaining a healthy climate while meeting societal demands for goods and services?
11 proposals 48 comments
Completed

Harnessing the power of MIT alumni 2016

What is the most effective thing that MIT alumni can do to help implement the MIT Plan for Action on Climate Change?
90 proposals 130 comments
Completed

Fostering Climate Collaboration in Boulder, CO 2016

How can we build community engagement and connectivity around climate change?
40 proposals 67 comments
Completed

Designing High Density Urban Bike Parking 2016

Is there a design solution that provides high-density, accessible, cost-effective bicycle parking in the urban context?
16 proposals 68 comments
Completed

Regional Climate Action Plan Workspace

Enter and work on regional climate action plans outside of the contest periods.
41 proposals 39 comments
Completed

Shifting Attitudes & Behavior 2015

How can we shift perceptions, values, norms, and attitudes about climate change?
71 proposals 398 comments
Completed

Energy Supply 2015

What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation?
29 proposals 245 comments
Completed

Transportation 2015

What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector?
21 proposals 60 comments
Completed

Buildings 2015

What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector?
13 proposals 192 comments
Completed

Waste Management 2015

What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waste and waste management?
23 proposals 84 comments
Completed

Land Use: Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock 2015

How can we scale-up sustainable landscape management to significantly reduce GHG emissions while ensuring food, water, and energy security?
32 proposals 140 comments
Completed

Industry 2015

How can industry innovate to meet the climate challenge and drive sustainable growth?
9 proposals 47 comments
Completed

Adaptation 2015

What can be done to prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change?
30 proposals 105 comments
Completed

U.S. Carbon Price 2015

How could a national price on carbon be implemented in the United States?
16 proposals 147 comments
Completed

Rural resilience 2015

What actions can rural communities take to increase their resilience to climate change?
19 proposals 71 comments
Completed

Energy-Water Nexus 2015

What immediate actions can we take to address energy-water nexus challenges?
16 proposals 84 comments
Completed

Urban Energy Efficiency 2015

How do we leverage innovation in hardware, software and business models to increase urban energy efficiency?
23 proposals 56 comments
Completed

Anticipating Climate Change in the Pamir Mountains 2015

How can traditional ecological calendars used to guide agricultural activity link to climate science so as to anticipate climate change in the Pamir Mountains?
16 proposals 184 comments
Completed

Atypical Ideas for Carbon Neutrality 2015

What atypical, innovative ideas can turn Somerville, MA into a carbon-neutral city?
31 proposals 241 comments
Completed

Energy solutions for Latin America 2015

How can we create more efficient, renewable energy solutions to reduce GHG emissions from the electricity sector in Latin America?
14 proposals 35 comments
Completed

Urban Heat Island Effect 2015

How can we effectively mitigate the urban heat island effect in Cambridge, Massachusetts?
33 proposals 279 comments
Completed

Global Climate Action Plan 2015

What should be the world’s plan to address climate change?
39 proposals 131 comments
Completed

United States’ Climate Action Plan 2015

What should be the United States’ plan to address climate change?
19 proposals 76 comments
Completed

Europe’s Climate Action Plan 2015

What should be the Europe’s plan to address climate change?
12 proposals 21 comments
Completed

China’s Climate Action Plan 2015

What should be China’s plan to address climate change?
6 proposals 18 comments
Completed

India’s Climate Action Plan 2015

What should be India’s plan to address climate change?
29 proposals 70 comments
Completed

Other Developed Countries’ Climate Action Plan 2015

What should be the Other Developed Countries’ plan to address climate change?
9 proposals 127 comments
Completed

Other Developing Countries’ Climate Action Plan 2015

What should be the Other Developing Countries’ plan to address climate change?
13 proposals 41 comments
Completed

Communicating Coastal Risk and Resilience 2014

How do we best communicate climate risk and resilience to coastal communities?
18 proposals 75 comments
Completed

Youth action on climate change 2014

How can we enable young people to take leadership now, and make a difference against climate change?
40 proposals 209 comments
Completed

Scaling renewables in major emerging economies 2013

How can renewable technologies be rapidly deployed in the major emerging economies?
9 proposals 41 comments
Completed

Energy Supply 2014

How can GHG emissions from the electricity sector be minimized?
35 proposals 393 comments
Completed

Transportation 2014

How can CO2 emissions from the transportation sector be reduced?
45 proposals 377 comments
Completed

Buildings 2014

How can we increase building energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
29 proposals 170 comments
Completed

Industry 2014

How can industry innovate to meet the climate challenge and drive sustainable growth?
15 proposals 97 comments
Completed

Land Use: Agriculture, Livestock & Forestry 2014

How can we scale-up sustainable landscape management to reduce GHG emissions while ensuring food, water, and energy security?
23 proposals 170 comments
Completed

Consumption of Products & Services 2014

How can we reduce consumption of goods and services that, by their manufacture or use, emit greenhouse gases?
27 proposals 172 comments
Completed

Adaptation to Climate Change 2014

What can be done to adapt to the impacts of climate change?
29 proposals 175 comments
Completed

Shifting behavior for a changing climate 2014

How can we shift perceptions, values, norms, and attitudes to inspire individuals and institutions to take action on climate change?
53 proposals 314 comments
Completed

Crowdsourcing for Disaster Risk Management 2014

How can crowdsourcing provide more efficient disaster risk management?
12 proposals 130 comments
Completed

Global plan 2014

What combination of actions can be taken in the world as a whole to address climate change?
42 proposals 304 comments
Completed

Contest 2011: Global 2011

How should the global economy evolve through 2100, given the risks of climate change?
44 proposals 333 comments
Completed

Waste Management 2014

How can emissions from waste be reduced?
16 proposals 206 comments
Completed

Contest 2011: National 2011

How should national economies evolve through 2100, given the risks of climate change?
18 proposals 173 comments
Completed

Waste management 2013

How can emissions from waste disposal be reduced?
20 proposals 67 comments
Completed

U.S. Government 2014

What new actions or policies can the U.S. government agencies implement to mitigate climate change?
28 proposals 106 comments
Completed

Creating public demand for green buildings 2014

How can we empower the public and communities to build awareness and demand for green buildings?
32 proposals 224 comments
Completed

U.S. Carbon Price 2014

How could a national price on carbon be implemented in the United States?
29 proposals 321 comments
Completed

Urban Resilience: Climate Actions for Urban Areas 2014

What priority actions can urban areas take to increase their resilience to climate change?
18 proposals 159 comments
Completed

Contest 2010 Follow-Up 2010

How can the Climate CoLab 2010 finalists be improved?
11 proposals 18 comments
Completed

MIT Sloan Innovation Period Class, 2013

What actions should be taken to address climate change?
2 proposals 3 comments
Completed

Contest 2010

Contest 2010: What international climate agreements should the world community make?
4 proposals 16 comments
Completed

Contest 2009

Contest 2009: What plan should be adopted at the UN climate talks?
20 proposals 65 comments
Completed

Climate friendly diet 2013

How should we eat given the risks of climate change?
1 proposal 12 comments
Completed

Geoengineering 2014

How can research into geoengineering be governed to limit its environmental and political risks?
18 proposals 98 comments
Completed

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) 2013

What can be done to measure, monitor and reduce the climate impacts of increased oil and gas production spurred by hydraulic fracturing (fracking)?
15 proposals 39 comments
Completed

Replacing diesel generation 2013

What actions and/or policies can encourage large-scale deployment of commercially viable renewable energy sources to replace stationary diesel generators?
6 proposals 37 comments
Completed

Urban adaptation: Climate resilient cities 2013

How can cities become more resilient to the challenges brought on by climate change?
16 proposals 45 comments
Completed

Reducing consumption 2013

How can we reduce consumption of greenhouse-emitting goods and services?
23 proposals 71 comments
Completed

Adaptation and Civil Society Groups 2013

What role will civil society actors play in climate adaptation?
15 proposals 54 comments
Completed

Building efficiency 2013

How can greenhouse gas emissions from buildings be reduced?
18 proposals 95 comments
Completed

Transportation efficiency 2013

How can CO2 emissions from the world's transportation be reduced?
41 proposals 117 comments
Completed

Agriculture and forestry 2013

Which activities can best reduce climate impacts and enhance resilient adaptation to climate change in agriculture and forestry?
27 proposals 146 comments
Completed

Enabling adaptation 2013

How can businesses, governments, and individuals coordinate to ensure the implementation of effective domestic and international strategies to prepare for the effects of climate change?
14 proposals 30 comments
Completed

Local solutions 2013

What can be done at the local level to address climate change?
39 proposals 104 comments
Completed

Shifting cultures for a changing climate 2013

What can be done to shift cultural attitudes on climate change to inspire action?
38 proposals 192 comments
Completed

Electric power sector 2013

What can be done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the electric power sector?
29 proposals 168 comments
Completed

Geoengineering 2013

What climate-engineering initiatives might be feasible, especially to avoid methane feedbacks caused by global warming?
33 proposals 213 comments
Completed

Industrial efficiency 2013

How can greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial sector be reduced?
10 proposals 23 comments
Completed

Profitably reducing emissions from cement 2013

What can be done to reduce GHG emissions in the cement industry profitably?
12 proposals 22 comments
Completed

Fossil fuel sector 2013

What are some ways to create step-change improvements in the GHG emissions associated with the production of fossil fuels?
5 proposals 23 comments
Completed