What combinations of Climate CoLab proposals could help achieve multiple Sustainable Development Goals?
In 2015, global leaders came together to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– a set of seventeen goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. However, this broad range of goals poses severe challenges for decision-makers.
Given this, MIT Climate CoLab and UN Environment are excited to announce a contest that seeks innovative combinations of actions to achieve climate change goals, while also furthering other Sustainable Development Goals. This contest uses an innovative approach where authors are encouraged to select and combine actions from the over 2,000 proposals on the Climate CoLab platform. The global community is invited to submit proposals until January 7th, 2018.
Contest winners– selected by a team of expert Judges and a public voting period– will be invited to showcase their work at UN Environment’s conference in Kenya (expenses-paid), meet with the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Environment, and have their proposal included in the Global Environment Outlook, which is UN Environment’s flagship report on the state of the environment and is distributed to decision-makers around the globe.