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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


Creating solutions that address Scope 3 emissions to achieve climate neutrality.

A major challenge that faces many institutions is how to address Scope 3 emissions. California State University, Long Beach has prepared a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that establishes a carbon neutral goal of 2030.

The CAP was prepared in compliance with the mandate from the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, signed by President F. King Alexander in 2013. Many organizations have declared a carbon neutral objective. However, they only cover scopes 1 and 2 emissions. CSULB has established the 2030 carbon neutral date to include all three sources of emissions. According to the CSULB CAP, the three categories of emissions are defined as:

• Scope 1: Direct emissions from combustion of fossil fuels on campus (i.e. natural gas, diesel, propane, etc.) and from refrigerants;

• Scope 2: Indirect emissions from purchased energy (i.e. electricity); and

• Scope 3: Indirect emissions from (a) student, faculty, and staff commuting; and (b) institution funded travel.

The challenge to achieve carbon neutrality that includes scope 3 emissions is significant for a commuter campus such as CSULB. More generally, the challenge for the Long Beach team is to find solutions to scope 3 emissions that will work for CSULB as well as other organizations with significant scope 3 emissions such as Molina Healthcare, Boeing, Space X, Mercedes, Long Beach Airport, etc.

**Please bring personal devices, such as computer and/or your idea product items to maximize your participation.


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  06 December 2016

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Duncan Anderson Gallery in the Design Building, CSULB campus

Contact Us

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If you have any queries about the Climathon please contact:

Local Contact
Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, California State University, Long Beach
City of Long Beach
Global Contact
Climathon Manager
Orsolya Barna
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