Global collaborative hackathon info session: Building an open source climate accounting system

Global collaborative hackathon info session: Building an open source climate accounting system

Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join a global collaborative hackathon to build an open source climate accounting system.

We are calling on you and all our planetary stakeholders to contribute to the development of an open source and collectively owned global climate accounting system, platform and portal.

The collaborative hackathon will begin on November 16th at a 2-day on-campus launch at Yale University and continue for two weeks in decentralized efforts around the world until December 6th at the UNFCCC COP25 summit. The project will continue as an open source initiative with further events and collective development sprints throughout 2020.

This session will provide some details of the collabathon and specifically the Melbourne node that will run at the University of Melbourne on the weekend of November 23-24. Let's show how the power of collaboration can create an impactful paradigm shift necessary to addressing climate change.

Yale Openlab

Dr Martin Wainstein is the founder of the Yale Open Innovation Lab (openlab), which is an innovative partnership between the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale (CBEY) and the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (CITY) that seeks to explore the prospect of emerging technologies and radical collaboration to address global challenges.

Our mission is to provide a decentralized space to research and produce open source projects that represent innovative approaches to complex global problems such as climate change. We constantly challenge our processes on how to scale collaboration and use collective intelligence to pursue bold, paradigm-shifting projects.

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.