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News / Climathon in Montengro generates ideas for challenging climate change
The second edition of the EU-supported Climathon Podgorica – a hackathon for solutions to climate change challenges – took place on 27 and 28 November in Montenegro’s capital. Entitled, “Turn green“, this year’s Climathon focused on sustainable mobility by exploring innovative ways to tackle transport challenges.
The event was organised by the NGO NEST, under the auspices of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro and in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, the city of Podgorica and other supporters from the public and private sectors.
The Climathon was opened by Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, Ambassador Oana Cristina Popa.
“One of the pillars of the European Green Deal is a transformation of the transport sector towards more sustainable and carbon-neutral solutions. At the same time, transport must be available and affordable for all. This is not an easy task, and that is why we rely on you, people who participate in initiatives such as Climathon, people full of new ideas and innovative ways how to implement them,” the Ambassador said.
A total of ten teams took part in the competition. Their task was to come up with creative, viable and sustainable service or product solutions which could be marketed either through a business or an NGO. At the end of the competition, a panel of judges named the top three teams. They won cash prizes and an opportunity to develop their ideas further with support from experts in relevant fields, who will mentor them to support the further development and implementation of their ideas.
Source: EU Info Centre Montenegro
Photo credits: EU Info Centre Montenegro
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