ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, in collaboration with MIT Climate CoLaB, seeks proposals on the ways that urban areas can use social, political, economic, technological and infrastructural investments to reduce their vulnerability and increase their resilience to climate change.
The contest is open to anyone with ideas that could address the question: What priority actions can urban areas take to increase their resilience to climate change? Participants of various nationalities, age, and expertise are welcome to submit their proposed solutions online. By bringing together concerned stakeholders from different backgrounds, the contest aims to open the space for innovative approaches in tackling climate change. Key issues to be considered include: enhanced governance, adaptation and mitigation planning, new technologies and tools, community engagement, and resilient infrastructure.
A grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded at a conference held in MIT fall 2014. Judges Choice and Popular Choice winners will also be given the opportunity to connect and showcase their proposals to key actors that can support the implementation of their proposal. Judges Choice winners can also gain exposure through ICLEI’s worldwide network of local governments. Among the platforms they will be featured in include the ICLEI e-newsletter, website, webinar series, the annual Resilient Cities conference in Bonn, Germany, and the potential to be included in the next generation of ICLEI’s Adaptation and Planning Database Tool (ADAPT).
Deadline for submission of entries is on July 20, 2014, at 11:59:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time.
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