Solution Search: Adapting to a Changing Climate aims to identify and reward climate adaptation solutions around the world

Do you have solutions for how your community is adapting to your changing environment? Have projects related to reducing the impacts from climate change and improving community resilience?

Solution Search: Adapting to a Changing Climate aims to identify and reward climate adaptation solutions around the world.

Academic institutions, NGOs and communities are all encouraged to submit their projects, and/or nominate others. Applicants can submit their entries and view other submissions through July 19th at Examples of climate change adaptation solutions include but are not limited to:

• Designing and implementing of resilient marine protected area to resist increased sea level rise and storm surge

• Conservation of forests to that helps maintain freshwater flows in times of drought and reduces chances of landslides during intense rainfall events

• Diversification of sustainable livelihoods and/or food sources

• Protection of wetland areas, such as mangroves, to reduce flooding from increased storm events

• Coordination with farmers to innovatively manage crops through new types of seasonality, such as more drought or intense rain

Just by sharing their solutions, entrants are eligible for the following prizes:

• Two grand prize winners will each receive a US $20,000 grant prize and a trip to Washington, DC to participate in a capacity-building workshop and awards ceremony.

• Two runner-ups will receive project grants of US $5,000 each.

• One winner of an East Africa-specific prize of US $10,000 (sponsored by Barr Foundation). Qualifying countries include: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar.

• One winner of an India-specific prize of US $10,000 (sponsored by Barr Foundation).

• One winner of the Island Bright Spot Award (sponsored by the Global Island Partnership) to be sponsored to attend Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (to be held in Apia, Samoa in September 2014), including invitation to participate in the Island Bright Spot exchange forum, high level commitments events and the Island Fiesta. The winner will also be showcased throughout the 2014 year of Small Island Developing States.

• One nomination prize of US $1,000 to the organization that nominates a grand prize winning entry.