Climate Smart Cities Challenge
(English is the language of use for this challenge)
The Climate Smart Cities Challenge harnesses the creativity and energy of innovators to work with cities to help achieve global net zero and create a better future for all.
The ambition is to mobilize over $300 million in smart climate investments for real change for cities. The Climate Smart Cities Challenge is an open innovation competition to identify climate smart solutions to reduce the climate impact of Bogotá, Colombia; Bristol, United Kingdom; Curitiba, Brazil; and Makindye Ssabagabo, Uganda, while creating a better future for all.
Up to 80 finalists (up to 20 per city) will be selected in January 2022 to work closely with these four cities, learn more about their challenges, collaborate on solutions, and ultimately form teams to demonstrate solutions in real-world environments. The winning teams will share up to 400,000 Euro to leverage further investment and build towards system demonstration in 2023. This is an opportunity to be part of a global United Nations initiative to bring climate smart solutions to cities and help them in their quests to achieve climate neutrality.