Over the past two weeks the Climate CoLab Fellows and Judges read and considered each of the 374 submitted proposals, and selected finalists in each of the 18 contest categories. The proposals were creative, novel, and well thought-out, and so it was a difficult task. Thank you to all who submitted!
Until July 15, 2013, Finalists for most contests are invited to revise their proposals and add collaborators before the final round of judging and the voting period. Due to delays in selection and notification of Finalists, the Judges have extended the revision deadline to June 20 for selected contests, listed below.
We are proud to announce the finalists for the 2012/2013 round of contests:
Urban Adaptation: Climate Resilient Cities
Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)
Shifting Cultures for a Changing Climate
Adaptation and Civil Society Groups
Profitably Reducing Emissions from Cement
Agriculture and Forestry
Scaling Renewables in Major Emerging Economies
Replacing Diesel Generation
Electric Power Sector
Fossil Fuel Sector
After review of the entries, the Judges in the Fossil fuel sector contest have chosen not to advance any to the next round. While the entries presented interesting ideas, the Judges deemed the challenges associated with implementing those ideas as being too great to warrant further development of the proposals.