Call for proposals on Anticipating Climate Hazards & Building Climate Resilience

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The UN Secretary-General’s Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R), in collaboration with the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence's Climate CoLab, has launched a new challenge on Anticipating Climate Hazards and building climate resilience. A2R is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative, launched in November 2015 to accelerate action on the ground to enhance climate resilience for the most vulnerable countries and people by 2020.

 

Building resilience and capacity to understand and effectively respond to climate extremes and climate-induced disasters is necessary to adapt to climate change. A first step is to increase the ability to adequately anticipate and respond to climate hazards and extremes. 

 

The Anticipating Climate Hazards contest invites proposals on how the world should prepare and respond to climate extremes and climate hazards. It calls for a wide range of innovative and practical solutions – on the local, national and international levels – that can help strengthen early warning and early action in vulnerable communities around the world. 

 

Selected by a panel of world-renowned experts in the field of climate change adaptation, the contest's Judges' Choice Winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to present their work before the A2R Leadership Group-- many of the world's leading experts in the field, in addition to wide recognition from the MIT Climate CoLab and A2R Initiative.

Learn more, and to submit: http://climatecolab.org/contests/2017/A2R-Anticipating-Climate-Hazardshttp://www.a2rinitiative.org/