Description of city challenge
Climate-proofing Galway city to meet the challenges posed by climate change by 2050 will require innovations and transformative changes involving multiple stakeholders. The Climathon Galway 2016 event will brings together students, start-ups, entrepreneurs, innovators, technical experts, local businesses, community groups, government and others to ideate and collaborate on major climate change challenges facing Galway city. The Climathon Galway 2016 will consist of teams (open to participation by those who join the event on the day) focussing on a range of climate-change challenges facing Galway city, including teams who will work to develop innovations and solutions regarding; (1) Flooding; (2) Low-energy buildings; (3) Sustainable transport; (4) Low carbon footprint diets; (5) Food waste & recycling; (6) Water quality & air pollution; (7) Renewable energy; and (8) Galway’s carbon footprint.
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