Belgrade’s Climathon: Reduce Belgrade’s carbon footprint

The Climate-KIC Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change event which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 28 October 2016. 

In Belgrade,the Climate-KIC Climathon will begin on the morning of the 28 October CEST and finish on the following day. It is organised by Privredna Komora Srbije (PKS) to create new solutions in the aim of reducing Belgrade city’s carbon footprint. 

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The Challenge

Entrepreneurs, innovators, students, designers and others are invited to team-up and spend 24 hours together to find innovative solutions to reduce Belgrade’s carbon footprint. These solutions can include areas such as measurement of CO2 emissions, improved public transport, energy-efficient buildings, alternative fuels and mobile energy sources, low-carbon electricity supply, strategic urban planning and many others. Bring your ideas, bring yourself and let’s get creative together!

The Climate COP21 in Paris last year has paved the road to combat worldwide climate change. Cities are important players in this scenario, since they produce 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and house more than 50% of the world’s population. The success of the Paris Agreement will ultimately depend on changes made on a local level.
Each person produces a certain amount of CO2 and other greenhouse gases every day, directly or indirectly,  that are emitted into the atmosphere. These emissions are a result of driving your car, heating your house in winter, cooling your house in summer, flying to your holiday destination, throwing away your waste, and many others. The overall amount of these emissions, expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide, describe your carbon footprint. Carbon footprints can be measured on a variety of levels: per person, per household, per company, per city, per country, etc..
If every city in the world minimizes their carbon footprint, it would have a massive impact on worldwide greenhouse gas emissions and consequently slow down global warming.

Pitching to expert judges

The Climathon event will culminate in presentation of each group’s idea in front of panel members who will provide valuable feedback. The panel is comprised of different science and business experts.

Partners

Privredna Komora Srbije (PKS) 

How to join the Climathon

How will you benefit from participating in 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!

Register your interest now to join the Climathon global movement and drive climate action

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