In the Climate CoLab, you can work with people from all over the world to create proposals for what to do about climate change.
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Climate CoLab is an online platform that seeks to harness the collective intelligence of contributors from all over the world to address global climate change. Teams submit proposals for a range of contests that are posted on the site.
The goal of the Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change.
Anyone can join the Climate CoLab community and participate. Community members are invited to submit and comment on proposals outlining ideas for what they think should be done about climate change. In some contests, members create proposals for specific kinds of actions such as generating electric power with fewer emissions or changing social attitudes about climate change. In other contests, members combine ideas from many other proposals to create integrated climate action plans for a country, a group of countries, or the whole world. Experts evaluate the entries and pick finalists, and then both experts and community members select the most promising proposals.
Contests are released regularly. The 2014 activities included 18 contests on a range of topics from how to reduce emissions from electric power generation to how city governments can adapt to changes brought on by climate change. Nearly 600 proposals were submitted, and winning proposals came from US, India, Japan, Australia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Kenya, and other countries.