Climathon

An annual 24 hour hackathon for climate solutions

What is Climathon?

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Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 27 October 2017.

It 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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Climathon attracts innovators, entrepreneurs, students and professionals to create innovative solutions to cities climate challenges.

In cities with a 24 hour Climathon event, a Young Climathon can be set up for undergraduate students with a related challenge but with shorter time frame.

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Now in its third year of operation, the Climathon movement has grown tremendously over the past two years, encouraging more innovators across the globe to drive climate action.

Climathon has grown from 19 to 59 cities in the space of a year, operating across 6 continents, creating over 2330 ideas and reaching 16.8 million people worldwide in 2016.

How Climathon works

Each city sets its own local climate challenge that reflects what affects their urban life the most. Challenges can vary from air quality, water and waste management, and extreme weather events, use of city satellite data etc.

Participants then tackle the set challenge for a full 24-hours, before pitching their ideas in front of relevant local stakeholders.

These ideas can develop into tangible sustainable solutions and businesses that address city climate challenges across the globe.

Climathon in 24 hours

 

Young people play a vital role in combating global challenges such as climate change. We must ensure that they can fully participate in the change that Europe needs. If we remember, may EIT’s Climate-KIC Climathon contribute greatly to train a new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators

Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

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