Climate Innovators - Create real solutions to your city’s climate challenge, take action in your city!
How will you benefit from Climathon?
- Help solve your city’s local climate challenge, and make your city more resilient to climate change
- Network with local leaders from academia, business and public authorities
- Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new tools and methodologies
- Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators
- Become a part of a global community working together to take climate action!
Application Deadline: 25th October, 2017
Local renewal energy production
The challenge is to explore innovative ideas for sustainable business, technology solutions, community behaviour and other insights on local renewable energy production in the Town of Bassendean.
Australian cities, towns and shires are at risk from worsening climate impacts, such as floods, water scarcity and extreme heatwaves. Meanwhile, urban populations are major contributors to climate change, producing around three-quarters of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions from activities such as heating, cooling and lighting buildings, transportation and industrial activities.
Cities and towns have a significant role to play in tackling climate change by becoming more energy efficient, increasing reliance on renewable energy, and moving to more sustainable modes of transport. Already, investments in renewable energy worth millions of dollars are being rolled out across Australia by businesses, local councils and community groups.
This Climathon challenge aims to develop ideas for how the residents, businesses and community in the Town of Bassendean can contribute to Australia’s climate change target to reduce emissions by 26-28% on 2005 levels by 2030 through innovative renewable energy practices. This challenge also supports the objectives in the Town of Bassendean’s Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027.
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Bassendean is a town of 15 000 inhabitants in the North East metropolitan area of Perth.
The event is being coordinated by the EIT Climate-KIC but also through the Australian partner Climate-KIC Australia is an independent organisation that was established with Climate-KIC Europe's support to bring their proven model to Australia. Climate-KIC Australia is creating a community of researchers, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, governments, and communities to implement systemic, innovative and demand-led climate change solutions. They work to harness the opportunities and address the challenges of climate change by connecting key players across the whole innovation pathwayorganisation.