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Finalists announced for contest on reshaping development pathways in LDCs


Earlier this year, 63 proposals were submitted to the “reshaping development pathways in LDCs” contest run in partnership with Global Resilience Partnership, UK aid, and UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R. They sought proposals on how to reshape development pathways for the overall achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They called for innovative, scalable solutions and best practices to restore degraded ecosystems, helping vulnerable communities in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) become more climate resilient.

Expert Judges selected 6 proposals to advance as Finalists. Finalist proposals are now eligible for a round of public voting, which will be used to select the Popular Choice Winner.  Read more about the contest here.

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

Public Voting Period Now Open!

Today, we announce the start of the Public Voting Period, which runs from now until November 15, 2019 at 11:59PM 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.


The Popular Vote Winner will win an expenses-paid trip (including flight, accommodation, and meals) to attend selected events at and around COP25, where the winner will be given the opportunity to present the proposal to a community of practitioners, policymakers and private sector representatives. See more details

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!

Share the #climatevote

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.