Warm-Up Event   |  Challenges Webinars

SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 19

17:20 Opening conference room

17:30 Start of Pre-Event

Welcome and warmup
Why Climathon and what is Climathon?
How to - breakout session
Presentations of the 4 challenges
Climathon Briefing
Breakout session intro

18:15 Start Breakout sessions
One breakout room per challenge for Q&A with challenge owner and team building

18:45 End of Pre-Event

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CHALLENGES


Sustainable Mobility Challenge

Emissions of CO2 and other polluting gases are one of the main factors that continues to accelerate climate change and worsen other serious environmental issues. But the energy used for private and public transport in large cities, based on hydrocarbon derivatives, will have to change in the coming decades. 

Not only because of the strong environmental impact it generates, but also because it is a nonrenewable source and, as you know, hydrocarbon reserves are already in their last stages of life throughout the world. Consequently, electric cars are already a palpable reality and the big brands are striving to produce new models and increase their performance, thus becoming an increasingly serious alternative in the private transport market

The use of the population of a vehicle mobility model has generated one of the main problems in cities, among which we can highlight air pollution, excessive energy consumption, harmful effects on public health, etc. For this reason, today there is a struggle to make people aware of the concept of Sustainable Mobility. 

Sustainable mobility aims to reduce these negative effects. In this process, renewable energies play a transcendental role in the mission of achieving mobility that produces zero CO2 emissions, or in other words, in the development of ecological vehicles.

Develop Circular Management systems to avoid waste

¿How to accelerate waste management systems and help reduce waste production?

Day after day, large quantities of disposable packaging are simply left dumped in public places, plants, and on riverbanks, wasting raw materials and labor on cleaning every day. How can we persuade city residents to properly dispose of their waste on the one hand and reduce overall waste production on the other, and show more respect for city cleaning services and their employees? 

Create renewable energy districts & habits 

¿How to engage citizens in the creation of circular and renewable energy districts?

To achieve a climate neutral city, we must reduce our energy consumption and completely switch to renewable energy. Cities would have to reduce the CO2 footprint of energy supply. How can cities help their citizens reduce their energy demand without feeling restricted in their quality of life? Do citizens know that each one of them can contribute to the solution in the place that most of them have most dear, their own homes? Walls, roofs and balconies offer splendid opportunities to green the city and thus help the climate and improve the quality of life. How can more citizens be won to this cause and what tools could help them in their endeavor?

Food, Agriculture & Land Use

Develop regenerative agriculture together

Rethinking the approach of our food system, starting from the fundamentals (agriculture and livestock), passing through technological innovation (new food products, for example).

What methodologies and approaches should be adopted to help reduce the climate footprint of the agri-food sector?

Can we promote the transition of our agri-food system towards sustainable large-scale production capable of meeting the needs of a growing world population?

Can technology help in the development of agri-food products that replace meat in terms of nutritional quality and that are efficient in terms of consumption of natural resources and reduction of climate emissions?

How can we enable more greenhouses fed with
renewable sources, which encourage local production of food that normally grows in warmer climates, thus reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions for transportation?


How can the energy efficiency of the plants and machinery used in the agri-food sector be increased by substituting fossil fuels for renewable sources?

Water MANAGEMENT

Water, we could not survive without it, it is a literal part of who we are. The planet is a similar organism and 71% of its surface is just water. Our dependence on it goes behind our health, it influences agriculture, weather, transportation, construction, heating, cooling and so much more.

The sources of water we currently have are limited as only a small percentage can be used for human needs. While many of us cannot imagine our lives without a nice cold glass of water or daily showers, this is not the reality for millions of people in developing countries. Water shortages, flooding and poor water quality pose a serious issue in many regions and are linked to the majority of local illnesses.

Water gets polluted when heat or harmful substances such as chemicals or microorganisms contaminate our water sources, rivers, oceans, lakes, etc. The quality of water degrades in various ways and becomes toxic to the ecosystems as well as humans.

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