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Finalists Eligible for Voting


Over the past month, the Climate CoLab Fellows and Judges read and considered the 374 submitted proposals, and selected Semi-Finalists in each of the 18 contest categories.  These 83 Semi-Finalist proposals were able to revise their entries based on the Judges’ guidance and feedback.  The Judges then evaluated these revised proposals and advanced 59 Finalists to the voting phase.

These proposals are eligible to win the contest’s Popular Choice and Judges Choice Award.  Winners will be invited to present at our Crowds & Climate Conference on November 6-7 at MIT.  At the conference, one of the winning proposals will be chosen as the Grand Prize winner and awarded a $10,000 prize.

The finalist proposals all included intriguing elements, and the process of selecting which ones should go on to voting was difficult. Thank you to all who submitted, and congratulations to those who made it into the voting phase!

We are proud to announce the proposals eligible for the Popular Choice and Judges Choice Awards in the 2012/2013 round of contests:

Adaptation and Civil Society Groups

Agriculture and Forestry

Building Efficiency

Electric Power Sector

Enabling Adaptation


Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)

Local Solutions

Reducing Consumption

Replacing Diesel Generation

Scaling Renewables in Major Emerging Economies

Shifting Cultures for a Changing Climate

Transportation Efficiency

Urban Adaptation: Climate Resilient Cities

Waste Management

After review of the entries, the Judges in the following contests have chosen not to advance any to the next round. While the finalist entries presented very intruiging and well thought-out ideas, the Judges deemed the challenges associated with implementing those ideas as being too great to warrant further development of the proposals.

  • Profitably Reducing Emissions from Cement
  • Industrial Efficiency
  • Fossil Fuel Sector