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
Copernicus Climathon: Traffic and Air Pollution Reduction
As Bristol grows, air pollution in the city has grown along with it. Recent studies have pointed to pollution levels close to twice the legal limit in parts of the city. "Council research estimates that around 300 deaths a year - 8.5 per cent of the total number of deaths in Bristol - are affected by air pollution." (http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/air-pollution-almost-twice-legal-298735).
This growth has also caused Bristol to be one of the top 3 most congested cities in england (http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-named-uks-third-most-79300). As the overwhelming majority of air quality management areas are due to traffic emissions of nitrogen dioxide, these problems may have a common solution.
Bristol Climathon is focused on generating unique solutions to these problem through collaboration. Solutions will utilize Copernicus data to apply a new perspective in tackling this problem.
When: October 27, 2017
Where: The Students' Union, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Ln, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1QY
Food: Lunch, Dinner, and Breakfast are provided free to all participants.
Lunch and Dinner will be prepared by Pelico, a questionnaire will go out on the 23rd to determine food preferences and allergies.
11:00 Welcome and introductory talk
11:30 Team formation
13:30 Drop in talks to help develop ideas
00:00 Drop in stretching session to keep energized
07:30 Pitching skills session
09:30 Pitches to stakeholders/judges
10:30 Winners announced!
11:00 Closing talk
If you have any queries about the Climathon please contact: