The purpose of the Glancy Climate Innovation Award is to support student research into non-traditional approaches to addressing climate change by modifying other variables, such as albedo and carbon uptake. Since its inception in 2008, the award has supported research into geoengineering solutions such as biochar, low-carbon renewable fuels and reduced methane emissions from landfills. In particular, the Award aims to fund student research into areas frequently overlooked or shunned such as geo engineering (both albedo modification and broad sequestration techniques), genetically modification of plant species (both for fuel production or sequestration purposes), and other non-traditional approaches. The essay should address your research embodying the award's objective.
ESSAY TOPIC: Despite the historic agreement reached in Paris, the world remains on-track to lock-in a path which will result in more than 2-degrees of warming within the next 15 years. In part, this is a result of a continued focus on modifying the inputs of the Kaya identity (GDP per capita, energy use per unit of GDP, carbon emissions per unit of energy consumed).
TO APPLY: Submit your essay response to SEASfirstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline.