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2021-2022 Challenges

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Supporting rapidly deployable energy and environmental solutions

This program provides resources to teams from the Stanford community to generate and advance solutions to problems that require timely action to avoid irreversible consequences.

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For Academic Year 2021-2022

We are requesting submissions for solutions that will address the direct and underlying causes and consequences of these two specific challenges:

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Tropical deforestation

Description of this challenge will be added soon

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Greenhouse gases in the developing world

There is a direct relationship between economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions. In the developing world, the emissions originating from construction and the heating, cooling, and refrigeration associated with them are expected to dramatically rise if this dependency isn’t disrupted. There is a pressing need and enormous opportunity to develop and deploy environmentally friendly solutions including building materials, high-efficiency electrical appliances, and fluorocarbon-free refrigeration and cooling technologies.  What asymmetric strategies and technologies can the developing world adopt to unlink economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions?

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Proposals due January 7, 2022

Applications will open Dec 2021

Move your solutions from ideation to impact through the progressing phases of the program. Phased funding is contingent on progress, viability of the solution, and level of commitment of the team.

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Proposals due January 7, 2022

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