Our favourite five of the Climate Action Challenge


All this week, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change takes place in Bonn Germany. With this in mind, we looked into the Climate Action Challenge and found our favourite five designs that we see making a lasting impact on the climate-conscious future of the design world.


Taking place in Bonn, Germany, from the 6-17th November, this week marks the 23rd annual “conference of the parties” (COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This year the COP is being run by Fiji, who suffered extensive damages after Cyclone Winston in 2016 - suggesting that this year’s conference may focus its attention on how nations adapt to the future threats that climate change increasingly poses.

With this in mind, DesignCurial looked into the Climate Action Challenge, a competition which askes creatives from around the globe to present new ways to combat climate change and its impacts. We have explored the 35 shortlisted designs – out of 384 submissions from 70 countries – and have found our own five favourite projects that we see making a lasting impact on the climate-conscious future of the design world. Check them out to see if you agree...

The Climate Action Challenge is organised by What Design Can Do (WDCD) in collaboration with the IKEA Foundation and Autodesk. Judges include Joe Speicher (CEO of the Autodesk Foundation) Elizabeth McKeon (head of strategy at the IKEA Foundation) and Naresh Ramchandani (partner at design firm Pentagram). Winners will be announced at What Design Can Do’s live event in São Paulo on 23 November 2017.

Our favourite five have no bearing on the competition outcome. To find out more about the competiton and the 35 shortlisted designs, click here

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