AI/ML solutions for Climate Change

Climate change is one of the biggest environmental challenges affecting the planet and humanity. The consequences of climate change are resulting in broad and deep social and economic consequences, impacting the lives and livelihoods of billions of people. The United Nations (UN) are playing a leading role in the global effort to fight and address climate change through a range of activities, initiatives and programs.

 

The combination of ICTs and AI technologies offer a promising approach to tackle the climate crisis by reducing emissions, increasing resource use efficiency, and building resilience to the impacts of climate change.

 

The winners will be announced at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 November – 12 December 2023 in the context of the Green Digital Action track.

Climate change is one of the biggest environmental challenges affecting the planet and humanity. The consequences of climate change are resulting in broad and deep social and economic consequences, impacting the lives and livelihoods of billions of people. The United Nations (UN) are playing a leading role in the global effort to fight and address climate change through a range of activities, initiatives and programs.

 

The combination of ICTs and AI technologies offer a promising approach to tackle the climate crisis by reducing emissions, increasing resource use efficiency, and building resilience to the impacts of climate change.

 

The winners will be announced at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 November – 12 December 2023 in the context of the Green Digital Action track.

How to participate

Participants have the opportunity to take part in the innovation factory [startup pitching sessions] and/or the Competition

Innovation Factory

(start-up pitching sessions)

The Innovation Factory is a pitching platform for startups. The solutions and ideas must show how AI can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

There are three steps, with increasing difficulty, to reach the Finale:

Step #1: Fill out an application form and submit a slide deck – the best teams will advance to Step #2

Step #2: Give a 5 min presentation live in the AI for Good Innovation Factory to a worldwide audience – judges will ask questions and evaluate the best teams.

Step #3: The winner(s) will be able to present their solutions at COP28. (travel costs may be covered)

Deadline: 30 September 2023

Challenge

(open to all)

The Challenge connects participants (students and professionals) from around the world, with industry and academia solving real-world problems using AI/ML in communication networks.

The following are steps to participate in the challenge

Step #1: Register and create a team to compete
Step #2: Access the dataset, develop your ML solutions and submit for evaluation
Step #3: Top-20 teams will be invited to submit their code, report
Step #4: Top-10 teams to present during a webinar their solutions
Step #5: The winner will be able to present their solutions at COP28. (travel costs to be covered)

Deadline: Registration closes on 30 September 2023

Key dates and timeline

6 July 2023

July – November 2023

December 2023

Launch

Contest Phase

Review and selection of winners

Opening Innovation Factory and Competitions

August – Applications Innovation Factory closed

September – Review of Innovation Factory submissions

November – Contest closed

December 2023 – Awards ceremony at COP28

Key dates and timeline

6 July 2023

Launch

July – November 2023

Contest Phase

  • Opening Innovation Factory and Competitions
  • August – Applications Innovation Factory closed
  • September – Review of Innovation Factory submissions
  • November – Contest closed

December 2023

Review and selection of winners

  • December 2023 – Awards ceremony at COP28

Themes

The following thematic areas have been identified for the innovation factory and competitions.

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Water Resource Management

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Food & Climate-smart Agriculture

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Reducing energy consumption of 5G networks

Water Resource Management

How can AI support flood and drought forecasting, early warning and the identification of water resources vulnerability to climate change?

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Curated by UNESCO

How can we integrate AI in isotope hydrology studies to support water management and mitigate the world’s water problems?

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Curated by IAEA           

Food & Climate-smart Agriculture

How can AI complement the Earth Map to help users identify water-related challenges in specific areas and provide valuable insights and analysis on water resources?
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Curated by FAO

How can AI help estimate soil properties across large areas based on different data collection methods including infrared spectroscopy, gamma spectrometry techniques and satellite imagery?
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Curated by Joint FAO/IAEA Center

How can AI help map and monitor soil moisture using data collected from cosmic ray neutron sensors and gamma spectrometry techniques, in combination with satellite imagery?
Learn more →

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Curated by Joint FAO/IAEA Center

Reducing energy consumption of 5G networks

Can AI reduce energy consumption of 5G networks? Participants of the competition are required to develop machine learning models that reduce the energy consumption of base stations from any manufacturer

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Curated by Huawei in the context of ITU AI/ML in 5G Challenge

AI Risks Assessment

The World Bank invites project teams to complete the AI Risks Assessment questionnaire, based on responsible AI principles.

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Curated by The World Bank

Do you have an innovative idea or are you a start-up using AI for climate change?
















    Judges
    Global Head of IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
    IBM
    CEO, Gorilla Corporation and Founder of Tortora Brayda™ Partnership Excellence™
    Gorilla Corporation
    Co-founder
    Insikt Intelligence
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