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Contest 2011: Global

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

05/15/11 12:00 EDT - 09/30/11 12:00 EDT
Second phase
Second phase 11/04/11 11:00 EDT - 11/04/11 11:00 EDT
2010 finalists
Voting phase 11/04/11 11:01 EDT
How should the global economy evolve through 2100, given the risks of climate change?

Voting has now ended and the contest results will be announced on November 16. Winning proposals will be featured in briefings now being planned at the United Nations and U.S. Congress. For more information, see contest overview.


44 Proposals

Proposal nameAuthor(s)ModifiedContributors

Carbon-negative biochar economiesblindspotter and 1 other

6/28/14 Anyone
We must cut GHG levels not just emissions. Climate, nature and economies must recover together. Small scale biochar makes this possible.

Fix the system - get a global 'circular economy'blindspotter and 6 others

7/17/12 Anyone
All climate policy is too limited. Global problems can be solved as a whole, for example with a 'circular economy'.

Blueprint for a Sustainable Planetroymahoff and 1 other

11/1/11 Anyone
Two simple mechanisms integrate to clean the planets, air, water, land, sea and nuclear waste using a photobioreactor and anaerobic digester

Safe Nuclear PowerDrAlexC and 13 others

10/31/11 Anyone
Safe, clean nuclear power has been available for decades, because of the 1960s molten-salt reactor (MSR) research & operation at ORNL in TN.

Reframing Carbon Sinks as Economic Driverscammy

10/1/11 Team only
Carbon sinks: A win-win approach for mitigating climate change within a framework of mutual gain

Environmental Balance Index: ecosystem internalized money.taras.bebeshko

10/1/11 Team only
The new measure of value should be defined, taking into account an ecosystem dimension.

Green Economy Finance Planyangr

10/1/11 Team only
Two phase funding plan using research from the UNEP Towards a Green Economy Finance Initiative

African proposal for climate change literacysamuel-otenyo

10/1/11 Team only

Net carbon emissions locally controledsayelcortes

10/1/11 Team only
Our carbon emissions/absorptions should be taken into consideration in everyday decisions; this does that by locally monitoring them!

The first strategic plan to control the Global Warmingjuancarlosreyesp

10/1/11 Team only
The first strategic plan to control the Global Warming

Systems of Collective Intelligencedsweeney

10/1/11 Team only
A systematic way to generate, evaluate, optimize and deploy the best ideas from all sources in an ongoing project of global improvement.

Global Eco-Metricsworldbliss

10/1/11 Anyone
By shifting how we measure economic health we will create a more integrated and collaborative global economy. From GDP to Global Eco-Metrcs.

Ongoing Global Brainstormgmoke

10/1/11 Anyone
Online, ongoing global brainstorm on local, practical solutions being implemented now and adaptable to different conditions around the world

Mitigate Climate Change by reducing short-lived warming gases including: Black Carbon, Methane and Ground Level Ozonebeach-babe-in-fl

9/30/11 Team only
Mitigate climate change by a rapid reduction of the short lived warming gases by advocating for less meat consumption globally

Sustainability through Import Tariffsbruce-kinzinger

9/30/11 Team only
This proposal would use adjustable import tariffs to encourage responsible action toward both human and natural resources across the globe.

CLEANERGIE - Clean Energy Architecturecleanergie

9/30/11 Team only
CLEAN ENERGY ARCHITECTURE - Technological revolution and environmental bonanza

Platform for development towards sustainabilityhaller

9/30/11 Anyone
An online platform that fosters development towards a resource and economy saving world. Only combined forces and efforts can save the world

Carbon Fee and Dividend - People-centered emissions reductionjoseph

9/30/11 Team only
Carbon Fee & Dividend: A steadily rising fee on CO2-emitting fuels, all revenue returned to households, people-centered emissions reduction.

Zero Waste - A reusing society without discardzerowaster

9/30/11 Team only
All social and industrial products and processes must be redesigned to eliminate all discard and design in perpetual reuse as universal.

Zero energy house (ZEH)theworldhouseproject

9/30/11 Team only
The globalization of a platform technology to arrive at a zero energy house that energizes itself and a form of transportation

Renewable solar energy for the world now.haller

9/30/11 Anyone
The large scale construction of solar thermal power plants and HVDC power transmission lines will allow to run on renewable energy.

Social Justice Economicsfrankpatton707

9/30/11 Team only
Social Justice Economics

Global contest scrapbook, please add to itAdministrator

9/30/11 Anyone
This scrapbook is a place where you can contribute ideas you find that can then be used by other members in their proposals.

Internalize Economy in Earth Ecosystemnishadhka

9/29/11 Anyone

Intellectual Property Exchange,2009 ©.boris-lagutin

9/29/11 Anyone
Intellectual System (IS) and Intellectual Property Exchange (IPE) will make IP more appropriate to environmental requirements, 2009 ©.

Attack the Source of Our Common Problems ~ Proposal 15021stopdemockery

9/29/11 Team only
To cure a disease, you attack the cause of a disease. You don't just treat the symptoms.

Global Policy Change on agriculturesachina

9/28/11 Anyone
Get rid of agricultural subsidies and let the true cost of all food pass through to the consumers.

C&C for UNFCCC-complianceaubreymeyer

9/28/11 Team only
UNFCCC-compliance 'inevitably requires' international GHG emissions Contraction and Convergence [C&C]. Che sera sera, the future is C&C.

Grow crops with the Seawater Greenhouse conceptraffa

9/26/11 Team only
Growing crops and shrinking deserts applying restorative agriculture with the Seawater Greenhouse

Open Source Information Age Economytedschulman

9/23/11 Team only
An Information Age Economy based on open source culture, innovation and information systems. Open source adds value to the global commons.

Water, water on two thirds of the Worlds surface and sea levels rising, but not a drop to drink.dejafondmoment

9/20/11 Team only
To transport seawater inland by the means of wind power and process the Sea water into a useable commodity, by the means of the Sun heat

Water must remain accessible and affordable for all humanitygreenshift

9/14/11 Team only
Recognize water issues as arguably the most pressing socio-economic-environmental issues facing our planet, taking key steps to address them


9/4/11 Team only
The socio-economic change, which focuses on social change first and then step by step movements towards the proper limited economic change.

Wind, Water and Sunicarus

9/2/11 Anyone
Renewables as soon as possible--renewable sources could provide a majority of the world's energy by 2050, if we have the political will.

Groundwater rechargeremasaraswathy

8/31/11 Team only
Groundwater recharge measures to mitigate climate change impact

Safer Small Carsshopa

8/25/11 Team only
I have a US patent to make small, energy efficient cars much safer in collisions. The rest of world can use for free.

Place-Based Creative Problem-Solvingralflippold

8/22/11 Anyone
Place-Based Creative Problem-Solving for every place and every problem including climate!

Solar thermal powered cookingarline-j

8/18/11 Team only
Direct (thermal) solar power for cooking by the two billion poorest people on earth can change the path of desertification & ozone depletion

Co-operative business and residential spacekbird74

8/16/11 Anyone
Design octogon shape NYC high rise. Filled with unified co-op biz/home partners. Residential & office space all in 1. Max value/min commute

Move by your own powerischilke

8/2/11 Anyone
Spend your holidays walking or riding a bicycle instead of using a car or plane.

Global scrapbook of ideas and images - please add to it!blindspotter

7/4/11 Anyone