Originally conceptualised as a 24-hour hackathon by Climate-KIC, Climathon has since taken off as a global movement, engaging citizens on climate action—and providing cities with continued support on the unique challenges they face. 

Climate change affects every city on every continent. It's increasingly disrupting economies and affecting human health. Here are some of the toughest challenges cities face today:

  • Mobility
  • Retrofitting
  • Circular economy
  • Food
  • Climate finance
  • Human behaviour
  • Water management
  • Energy
  • Extreme weather
  • Waste management
  • Air pollution
  • Other

The Climathon movement is manifested in a 24-hour hackathon. During the hackathon, entrepreneurs, students, developers and more, get together to solve a climate challenge their city is facing.

The hackathon will happen simultaneously in cities around the world on 26 October 2018.

Cities identify their climate challenges and call on their citizens to come up with innovative solutions while citizens, city officials, and partners connect under a shared vision for a healthier city, to find innovative city solutions. Climathon gives cities the opportunity to take their future into their own hands and implement grassroots solutions—empowering their own citizens along the way. Any city in the world is eligible to host a Climathon 24-hour hackathon. Discover here which cities have pledged to tackle their climate challenges through the power of citizen engagement and innovation.

City registration is open while participant registration opens 1 September

Please find more details on the event here

EIT Climate-KIC is a European knowledge and innovation community, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. EIT Climate-KIC identifies and supports innovation that helps society mitigate and adapt to climate change, bringing together the most effective groups to create the innovation that can lead to systemic change. Please read more on EIT Climate-KIC here.

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