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Mexico City

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How can Palermo absorb more CO2 emissions than it emits and become Europe’s first Carbon Sink City?

Palermo

Cities pollute a huge amount of greenhouse gas emissions. But can they also become absorbers of CO2 and can Palermo become an urban carbon sink? Citizens, students, policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics and every Palermitano is needed to address this challenge.

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Central vs. Decentralized effects

Senftenberg

How can we save CO2 decentrally and across the board?

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City-Industrial-Land Symbiosis

Senftenberg

How can we create a regional, climate-positive (CO2-reducing) and sustainable urban-rural ecosystem?

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Low carbon tourism development

Mitilini

Tourims is amain economic activity for Lesvos island. New tourism products are needed with low carbon footprint

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How can biodiversity resilience be improved following climate change?

Cagliari

Climatic changes affect biodiversity. Ensuring a correct state of health of our ecosystems is the primary objective to increase habitat resilience and consequently facilitate the movement and spread of species as their "climate space" changes.

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Implement application providing access to local climate data

Heidelberg

Develop a graphical user-friendly application utilizing an open climate data store to provide access to the local climate data for environmental scientists, educators, policy makers, activists, and the general public.

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Creating more awareness about Climate Protection and Climate Change Adaptation

Graz

Development of online or offline methods, concepts, challenges or games which engage young people in climate protection and climate change adaptation in a playful and proactive way. The game should aim at creating knowledge and awareness about climate change.

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How can CYBER-PHYSICAL ICT connect humans to data and devices to fight climate change?

San Francisco

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) connect humans to a vast, cyber-physical realm of sensors, devices and data. ICTs like AI and IoT can amplify and extend our ability to fight climate change, individually and collectively. But there are risks. How do we make it all work?

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Courmayeur carbon neutrality

Courmayeur

How to foster carbon neutrality in an alpine destination such as Courmayeur.

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How can we connect Cluj-Napoca with other local and global climate organisations and initiatives?

Cluj-Napoca

We aim at creating operations that unify academic institutions, businesses, organisations and individual initiatives help the fight against climate change at local level.

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Day 1: Hack Your Data - Friday, October 25th

London

How do we convert the actions of individuals and communities to IMPs (measured impacts)? Understanding your data consumption, the impact of your everyday choices, your remaining CO2 allowance, and how your individual action fits within a broader system.

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Day 2:Hack Your App - Saturday October 26th

London

How can we track ourselves and create a platform for change? Create an app and platform which seamlessly integrates the new currency of the world into our ecosystem. How do we create an interface which gathers, educates and stimulates us?

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Day 3:Hack Your City - Sunday October 27th

London

How do we innovate our global exchange ecosystem and create the future ‘Impact Ecosystem’? How do we power our cities? How do we make best use of the technologies available to us? How do we build for true, circular sustainability? How do we localise our food supply chains?

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Days 1-4 CODE YOUR FUTURE Co-Create, Innovate, Iterate, Integrate

London

Can we co-create the world’s climate app? Over the four days of the climathon we plan to code the first version of the InnerPlanet app. Taking on board the input from the daily hacks, we aim to create a demo version, available to everyone who has attended the event.

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How can Galway become one of the lowest carbon footprint cities in the world by 2030?

Galway

You will be provided with examples of the Challenge topics that can be addressed at the Climathon Galway 2018. If challenge teams wish to add other topic that can contribute to sustainable decarbonisations pathways for Galway city, this can be done on the day.

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Help Zürich achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030

Zürich

The “Klimastreik” movement demands that Zürich sets itself the ambitious goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2030. Bring your motivation and knowledge to the table and design your vision of a carbon-neutral Zürich.

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The creation of tools to help the municipality assess and develop a range of tourism services

Cēsis

The great natural values, which are found in the green areas of the city of Cesis, are an untapped opportunity. The city of Cesis is a popular destination for tourism and cultural events. The long-term development strategy of the city is also aiming at developing a new “resort”.

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Wellington's Great Challenges of 2019

Wellington

If you have an idea to reduce carbon emissions, build resilience to climate change in Wellington, or want to use your skills on projects that can, you need to be at Climathon Wellington. See more and sign up at www.climathon.nz

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Green businesses and their opportunities to test and implement innovative green solutions.

Aalborg

There is a need to give green businesses better opportunities to test and implement innovative green solutions in large-scale environments. If regulatory free zones where introduced, and companies for a period could be exempted from tax-regulation.

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How can we give Green businesses better opportunities to test and implement green solutions?

Copenhagen

There is a need to give green businesses better opportunities to test and implement innovative green solutions in large-scale environments. If regulatory free zones where introduced, and companies for a period could be exempted from tax-regulation.

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How can we give green businesses better opportunities to test and implement green solutions?

Esbjerg

There is a need to give green businesses better opportunities to test and implement innovative green solutions in large-scale environments. If regulatory free zones where introduced, and companies for a period could be exempted from tax-regulation.

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Health Impact and Vulnerability

Bordeaux

Let's find application and uses of satellite data to improve citizen health!

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Health Impact and Vulnerability

Montpellier

Let's find application and uses of satellite data to improve citizen health!

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Imagine the city of the future - FULL

Lausanne

What will the life of an inhabitant of Lausanne in 2050 look like ?

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Lend Monitoring

Liepāja

Territory monitoring (agricultural land and forest monitoring)

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How can we turn Bucharest into a greener better city?

Bucharest

Creating or reviving urban gardens could drastically improve the life of citizens in Bucharest. Concrete is gaining more and more spaces in Bucharest, therefore a call to transform the city into a greener place is required. Let’s call for ideas to reclaim spaces for community ‘urban gardens’.

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Mapping the buildings in Zagreb and determining the potential of applying green technology

Zagreb

How do we make good use of the buildings that already exist in the City of Zagreb to make our city a greener, healthier place? Join the Climathon wave! Spend 12 hours working in a young, multidisciplinary team to map buildings and determine the potential of applying green roofs and green facades!

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Mitigation and adaptation to climate challenges

Saint Petersburg

Mitigation and adaptation to climate challenges

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How can multinational corporates collectively contribute towards a climate-neutral Munich by 2050?

Munich

The “Klimapakt Münchner Wirtschaft” is a cooperation between Munich’s biggest companies, hosted by the municipality of Munich. The second edition of the “Klimapakt” aims to create more cooperation between the companies in order to collectively combat climate change.

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React to climate changes

Slupca

We have identified quite a few problems caused by climate changes in Słupca. You can find them at www.miejskieklimaty.pl and we will present them at Climathon. Find an answer to every question we throw at you and become The Green Hero of Słupca!

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How can we reduce the human impact of tourism in Honolulu?

Honolulu

There are ~250K tourists in Hawaii every single day. Tourism is a vital part of our economy. Let's make the impacts of tourism more sustainable for every person.

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Safe tourism

Courmayeur

Monitoring, prevention and awareness of risks linked to the territory

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Satamalahti harbour area: building resilient future

Mikkeli

How will people of the future will live? How to develop an area in a more sustainable way taking into consideration current problems? #futurehousing #gardenlike #betterenvironment

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Science goes Senftenberg

Senftenberg

Which technologies can we rethink for answering the climate challenge?

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Sea monitoring

Liepāja

Sea and port monitoring;

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Increased transparency and public participation on European investment projects with major impact

Bucharest

Increased transparency and public participation in the process of developing and approving large scale European investment projects with substantial environmental impact

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Second Life or Brownfield Solution

Senftenberg

Chances through renaturation

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« Slow Destination » in the Morges region

Lausanne

What offers and tourism projects could develop the Slow Destination positioning of the Morges region ?

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How can life in the city of Mannheim be made more liveable through the use of LoRaWAN technology?

Mannheim

Create the cities of the future today. The development of a city into a Smart City is an individual task for every community. Smart Cities support the efficient, sustainable and liveable design of cities by intelligently using municipal infrastructure. [...]

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What tools could help to recognize, assess, respond to climate risks in both the short and long term

Cēsis

What tools could help to recognize, assess, respond to climate risks in both the short and long term? What are the adaptability of the city and the requirements that the municipality should impose on the development of economic activity?

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Technology adaptation

Senftenberg

What concrete resources and capabilities can we "turn around" for answers to the climate challenge?

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The EPFL/HES-SO campus as accelerator of the transition in Sion

Sion

What role for the HEI - HES-So Valais Wallis ecosystem, the EPFL Valais Wallis and the campus area as accelerator of sustainable transformation for the city of Sion, the canton of Valais, Switzerland and beyond, on a short term basis ?

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Tomorrow’s tourism

Courmayeur

Sustainability and deseasonalization of tourism

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Urban Expansion

Montpellier

Let's use satellite data to better accompany our cities' growth and expansion!

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What are the agricultural solutions to reduce the carbon emissions of the territory?

Auchy-lès-Hesdin

Global warming touches all sectors: agriculture, transport, housing, etc… Each actor can tackle the challenge. For the agriculture sector, they can bring solutions such as Carbone sequestration through meadows and trees, production diversity with various outputs and optimization.

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ZELENI GRAD

Čačak

Kako grad Čačak možemo učniti zelenijim, klimatski otpornijim i prijatnijim gradom? Možemo li podići svest građana o važnosti "zelenog" u njihovom okruženju? Koja rešenja bismo mogli da nađemo u cilju povećanja zelenih površina?

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