Climathon

Originally conceptualized and still manifested as a 24-hour hackathon by Climate-KIC, Climathon has since taken off as a global movement, engaging citizens on climate action—and providing cities with continued support on the unique challenges they face.

With an issue as pressing as climate change, we cannot afford inaction. Climathon gives cities the opportunity to take their future into their own hands and implement grassroots solutions—empowering their own citizens along the way.

Since 2016, the Maltese capital of Valletta has been included in the long list of cities that have participated in Climathon. Indeed, Malta’s first Climathon was centered around the theme: “How best to be prepared for Green Valletta Capital of Culture 2018”. The objective of the 12-hour event was to serve as a platform for individuals or businesses to present their ideas and innovative solutions for greener initiatives – be they architecture, transport or business-related. During the event, these individuals had the opportunity to pitch their idea to a panel of expert judges, as it will also be the case this year.

In 2018, we addressed the regeneration process in Valletta.

The past three Climathon events in Malta have been successful in creating new solutions and supporting new ideas to fight climate change.

This year’s edition of Climathon will take place from the 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th October, where we will address climate challenges in the south east region of Malta. This year we will be inviting young students to participate to the – YOUNG CLIMATHON and we will close our marathon with the Eco Market event.

Watch this space for more information. Do not hesitate to contact us on info@paragonglobal.eu

 

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