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2015 Contests Launched!


Seeking solutions to pressing climate change challenges

Today, the Climate CoLab announces twenty-two contests, each seeking ideas on how to make a significant difference in addressing climate change.  Enter before Saturday, June 13, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time (updated 4/28/15), and you could win the chance to present your idea in front of world renowned experts to help get your idea implemented, and win a $10,000 Grand Prize!  You can also win cash prizes by being a part of someone else’s proposal.*

Reducing Emissions from Buildings
Reducing Emissions from Energy Supply
Reducing Emissions from Industry
Reducing Emissions from Land Use: Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock
Reducing Emissions from Transportation
Reducing Emissions from Waste Management
Adapting to Climate Change
Shifting Attitudes & Behavior
US Carbon Price
Energy-Water Nexus
Geoengineering (coming soon)

Urban Energy Efficiency, in collaboration with the World Bank’s Negawatt Challenge
Energy in Latin America, in collaboration with the MIT Sloan Latin America Office
Going carbon neutral: atypical solutions for Somerville, MA, in collaboration with the City of Somerville, MA
Rural Resilience, in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati, the Beijing Jiaotong University, and the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission of Ohio

Or create an action plan for:
United States
European Union
Other Developing Economies
Other Developed Economies
Learn more about building a plan.

*Two ways to win
Winners in all contests will present their proposals at MIT and enter the running for the Climate CoLab’s $10,000 Grand Prize.

In addition, proposals submitted in any contest on the platform may be included in other members’ regional or global plans. If a plan that contains your proposal wins, you win too!  See details…