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Climate CoLab announces winners of 2010 contest


The Climate CoLab project staff is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 contest.

Popular Choice Award

  • 1st place: Overcoming the North-South Divide (43% of the votes), developed by Christophe Chung and Shoko Takemoto, graduate students in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP)
  • 2nd place: Carbon Rights (29% of the votes), developed by Dennis Peterson, a software engineer based in Charlotte, NC

Judges’ Choice Award (tie)

The judges noted that “North-South Divide is stronger in novelty, but…A Realistic Climate Proposal seems quite feasible.” For the full text of the judges’ remarks, see the 2010 contest results page.

The winning proposals will be featured in briefings on the contest results scheduled at the United Nations on December 2 and at the U.S. Congress on December 7. A representative from each winning team will be invited to these briefings.

One other proposal was a finalist in the contest: Clean Development based on CCS, developed by Chen Bo Wan (visiting student), and Jianbo Sun and Xiaofan Yang (students), from Tsinghua University in Beijing.

The 2010 contest is the first in a series of planned challenges to be held on the Climate CoLab site.