Sign up

Have some pie!

Challenge seeks real life solutions to climate change

The Global Climate Action Challenge is looking for local, regional and global solutions from high school, college, and undergraduate university students around the world to mitigate the impact of human activity on the climate.

The challenge will take place over 10 days in March. Photo: Global Climate Action Challenge

In the Datathon stream, students will develop actionable insights and/or predictive models from sets of environmental data

Organised by Toronto-based digital transformation company based Convergence.Tech, the challenge aims to “create ideas that will help contribute to reducing our impact on the climate”.

“We hope this initiative helps rally your students around this valuable cause”

The free event is open to current high school, college, and undergraduate university students (aged under 24), who can participate in groups of 2-6 members.

Over 10 days in March students will find solutions to problem statements, with the top 10 teams presenting their ideas a panel of judges.

The top three teams will share a prize of CAD$12,000, with $6,000 for first place, $4,000 for second and $2,000 for third.

Select teams will have the opportunity develop solutions further with NGO partners.

In another Datathon stream, students will develop actionable insights and/or predictive models from sets of environmental data, with the top two teams receiving $6,000.

The stream is for “passionate students with data analytics skills to develop actionable insights and predictive models to help contribute to climate solutions through the use of data”, organisers said.

In both streams, students are fulfilling high school curriculum commitments by addressing UN SDG Goal 13: Climate Action.

“With the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP26) on the horizon, we hope this initiative helps rally your students around this valuable cause by giving them a voice on a global stage and provide them with valuable skills,” organisers added.

The virtual 2021 Challenge4ClimateAction is part of the Convergence.Tech’s annual community initiative. Last year, its #DigitalInclusionChallenge saw 1,000 students from 30 countries compete to create solutions enabling educational access for children worldwide.

Registration for the event closes on February 1, ahead of the Conference on February 18.

The challenge will take place between March 5-14, and the team presentations and judging will be on March 27.

For more information, and for students to register themselves online, please visit: https://www.challenge4climateaction.com

Related articles

Still looking? Find by category:

Add your comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Disclaimer: All user contributions posted on this site are those of the user ONLY and NOT those of The PIE Ltd or its associated trademarks, websites and services. The PIE Ltd does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with any comments, opinions or statements or other content provided by users.
PIENEWS

To receive The PIE Weekly with our top stories and insights, plus a special PIE ONE GET ONE FREE offer on tickets to our next virtual conference The PIE Live (offer ends 28 Feb), please

SIGN UP HERE