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Conference date announced & new deadline for regional contests

Conference date announced & new deadline for regional contests

Save the Date!

Crowds & Climate conference
October 6, 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA USA
Get ready for another invigorating Climate CoLab conference! This year, it will be run in conjunction with Solve, MIT’s new cross-disciplinary leadership program, setting a course to solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges.
Sign up to receive a notification once conference registration opens.
In the meantime, read our teaser and check out Solve’s website.

Regional Contest Deadline Extended

August 31, 11:59 PM Eastern Time is the new deadline to submit regional proposals.
Those who submitted proposals prior to July 18 will receive feedback from the Judges, which they can use to strengthen their proposals before the final deadline.

Simpler proposal template

Based on feedback from many of you, we have simplified the submission format for the regional contests.
Now you can link as many actions as you want directly into your plan. This means you can combine any number of ideas from other Climate CoLab contests and ideas already in action around the world, and describe how, when taken together, they could effectively address climate change in this region. Read more.
Need help developing a regional or global plan?
Let us know. We can provide help and connect you with potential teammates.
You can each play a part in building these national, regional, and global climate action plans — support and share proposals you like, and comment on how authors can improve their work or other proposals they could include.
And don’t forget to wish good luck to the Semi-Finalists, who are now entering the Finalist Judging period in our other contests. Public voting to select the Popular Choice Winners will start in August, so stay tuned!
Laur Fisher
Project Manager, Climate CoLab

New Advisors

We warmly welcome the following Advisors to the Global Action Plan contest. (Deadline: October 17, 2015)
Janos Pasztor
Assistant Secretary-General for Climate Change at United Nations
Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
The former US Secretary of the Treasury and Goldman Sachs CEO founded an international institute to advance sustainable economic growth
Andrew Steer
President and CEO of the World Resources Institute