Climathon reaches over 120 cities across the globe

With 120 cities joining the Climathon movement across the globe, Climate-KIC is now looking for the city’s citizens to get involved and sign up for the challenge.

What is Climathon?

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

Climate-KIC’s Climathon brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them.

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Participants gather for 24 hours to engage in a climate-related problem solving workshop. City citizens around the world will get to take direct climate action in their own cities by coming up with innovative solutions to local climate change problems.

Last year’s Climathon saw 19 cities around the world take part in the first Climathon challenge on 18 June 2015. Climathon engaged more than 2.6 million people worldwide to take climate action. Winners of the city challenges showcased their solutions during the Paris Climate Summit. 

The challenge

Each city sets up its own local climate change challenge reflecting what impacts their urban life most. These challenges include urban planning, infrastructure, housing and water/waste removal, use of city satellite data etc. 

Participants can come along with a pre-existing idea and work with a team to develop this during the 24 hours, or can develop an idea on the day. 

After 24 intense hours of collaboration, excitement and solution-finding, the best idea in each city will be selected by a jury consisting of relevant local stakeholders.

How to I get involved

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!
  • Register your interest now to join the Climathon global movement to take climate action

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