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Finalists Announced for UN Environment’s Synergistic Solutions Contest



MIT Climate CoLab and UN Environment are excited to announce the Finalists for the Exploring Synergistic Solutions for Sustainable Development contest. Expert Judges evaluated the 70 proposals submitted to the platform, and selected 34 proposals to advance as Semi-Finalists. Semi-Finalists then had the opportunity to revise their proposals prior to a second evaluation.  Out of these, 12 proposals were chosen by the Judging panel to continue to the final round.

We commend the Finalists for all their hard work and accomplishment over the last several months. 

Public Voting Period Now Open!

Today, we announce the start of the Public Voting Period, which runs from now until March 9th, 2018 6:00 PM ET. During this time, anyone from around the globe is invited to cast their vote for their favorite proposal!

The proposal with the greatest number of votes will be named as the Popular Choice Winner.

Contest winners 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.

To vote:

  1. Sign up or login to the Climate CoLab website;
  2. Click one of the Finalists’ proposals to read their work; and
  3. Select the “Vote for proposal” button on the proposal page.

You are given one vote and may change your vote as many times as you wish until the deadline. All voting is subject to the Climate CoLab’s voting rules.

Vote now!

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Be part of the conversation by discussing & sharing your favorite proposals over social media, using the hashtag #climatevote in your posts, and tagging us @ClimateCoLab.