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Tallinn announced as global hub for international climate change hackathon, Climathon

Updated: Jul 29, 2019

1 DAY, 71 COUNTRIES, 246 CITIES! Join the biggest global climate action hackathon in history!! Climathon is a global 24-hour event which will take place simultaneously in major cities from Melbourne to LA, on 27 October 2017. This year, Tallinn Climathon will open the event and we will be live streaming our activities globally via Facebook Live.

The event is organised by Cleantech ForEst, Climate-KIC and Estonian Ministry of the Environment.

Who Should Attend

Everybody passionate about solving climate change issues, is welcome to join the hackathon. We are hoping to have people with crazy ideas, project managers, marketers, front and backend developers, mechanical engineers and designers. To be able to secure a ticket, please register here:

Climathon's focus in Tallinn

This year, Climathon in Tallinn deals with one of the most important environmental problem the city has - mobility. The challenge dives further into Green Mobility with the aim of finding solutions for various problems that could help our city grow greener. The participants of Climathon Tallinn can choose between 3 sub-challenges to come up with innovative and sustainable solutions. These sub-challenges are: - Cycling - Ride-sharing - Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

Cycling is one of the easiest ways to reduce our carbon footprint with obvious health benefits as well. Nevertheless, safety fears and insufficient cycling infrastructure in Tallinn are holding back a cycling revolution. Can you come up with fresh new ides to make Tallinn more bicycle-friendly? Ride-sharing (sharing of vehicles by passengers) is a sustainable way to travel as sharing journeys reduces air pollution, carbon emissions, traffic congestion on the roads and the need for parking spaces. Are there enough ride-sharing services in Estonia? Are Estonians responsive and open-minded about the concept of ride-sharing? How to increase ride-sharing? These are some of the questions to consider while tackling the challenge. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are advanced and comprehensive solutions for transport challenges. ITS can make transport safer, more efficient and more sustainable by applying various sensing, analysis, control and communication technologies to all modes of passenger and freight transport. They are vital to increase safety and tackle Estonia's growing emission and congestion problems.

More information:

Official press release here.

Climathon Facebook event here.

Event's official website:

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