29 - 31 October 2021
Climathon Bengaluru 2021
Climathon Bangalore is back again this year as a 48-hour online ideation marathon, where diverse minds converge to brainstorm and develop practical prototypes to combat climate change and contribute towards molding a resilient ecosystem. It is crucial, now more than ever, that society as a whole can step forward in the right direction with respect to the climate crisis. Since such big differences occur through small changes at lower levels, the Climathon aims to not only build awareness on this issue but also serve as a springboard to produce unique and vital solutions to fight this crisis. Our theme this year focuses on pulling attention to the question,
“How can we be more resilient against what is to come?”
We welcome you to join us and encourage all participants to focus on solutions that will help improve climate quality and contribute to overall social goodness.
This year’s theme for ClimathonBLR is, “Solutions to build Climate Resilience”
Climate resilience determines the degree of susceptibility of our systems, populations, infrastructure, and lifestyle to disasters caused by climate change. With the latest reports confirming our witness to Climate Change, lack of planning and designing effective responses will prove to be disastrous for our planet. Making changes, building resilience, incorporating elements of adaptation, and forging synergies across domains are some of the immediate steps we must take to protect the natural heritage we inherited.
The ClimathonBLR 2021 seeks participants to explore solutions to build Climate resilience through myriad approaches. Solution ideas can be from any of the guiding categories given below:
- Technological or digital solutions and alternative products to build climate resilience
- Solutions that highlight building climate resilience with behavioral changes, sustainability in everyday life, and those that involve individuals, groups, and communities in actively abating CO2 emissions, etc.
- Policy and governance solutions addressing the Climate Emergency
Participants are encouraged to build cross-domain sustainable solutions in diverse teams for a climate-resilient future!
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Climathon Bengaluru 2021
Day 1: Kick-Off and Team Formation - Participants to start declaring their ideas/projects for the Climathon, seeking and declaring teams, participating in the introductory keynotes, and more!
Day 2: #ClimathonBLR Continued - Teams continue their work, with guided input sessions, mentoring, and support on need-basis.
Day 3: Final Presentations - All teams are also expected to prepare a pitch video of their problem statement and solution, and submit the same before the Climathon showcase and closure on the same evening.
Meet the Organizers
The Melton Foundation (MF) is a leading proponent of global citizenship practice. Through a global fellowship program, a network of over 550 Melton Fellows worldwide and a myriad of programs with local and global reach, the MF promotes and enables global citizenship as a way for individuals and organizations to work together across boundaries of place, sector and identity to address global challenges.
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