Climate Lab

Climate change poses an existential threat to future generations, threatening extreme effects if no appropriate and sustainable actions are taken. Through education, innovation and staying true to the commitments we have made, we can take steps towards protecting our planet.

Learn how you can tackle issues surrounding climate change by joining the Climate Lab, part of Prepr’s Sustainable Innovation Lab series.

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UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Climate Action.

UN Sustainable Development Goal #13: Climate Action

This UNESCO goal aims for improved climate resilience in all countries, as well as the inclusion of climate change in policy, planning, and education. This includes increased capacity for impact reduction in small island states and developing countries.

Key facts about climate change

As of April 2018, 10 developing countries had successfully completed and submitted their first iteration of their national adaptation plans for responding to climate change.

Since 1950, the number of record high temperature events in the United States has been increasing, while the number of record low temperature events has been decreasing.

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have reached a record high of 400 parts per million.

Arctic ice sheets are melting at 413 gigatonnes per year. Ocean levels are rising due to ice melting from the rising heat, ultimately increasing the water temperature by 0.309 degrees.

The amount of spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has decreased over the past five decades – snow is melting earlier.

From 1880 to 2012, the average global temperature increased by 0.85°C.

From 1901 to 2010, the global average sea level rose by 19cm as oceans expanded due to rising temperatures and melting ice.

Given current concentrations and on-going emissions of greenhouse gases, it is likely that by the end of this century, the increase in global temperature will exceed 1.5°C compared to 1850 to 1900 for all but one scenario.

Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) have increased by almost 50% since 1990.

Emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.

It is still possible, using a wide array of technological measures and changes in behavior, to limit the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Major institutional and technological change will give a better than even chance that global warming will not exceed this threshold.

By joining the Climate Lab, you can:

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Build solutions for the real world using our expert tools and resources

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Connect and share your innovations with like-minded experts and entrepreneurs using Prepr’s virtual Lab network

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Go from problem to pitch deck in 90 days or less using Prepr’s P.I.E.® Framework

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Build a portfolio project or CSR initiative that stands out and makes a real-world impact

Ready to build for a better future?

Get recognized for solving real-world problems. Join the Climate Lab today.