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Team Name Status Critical Challenge
Andean Camelid Disease
What management actions will promote both human livelihoods and the health of vicuñas and guanacos, in the face of disease and other threats?
New Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Wildfires and Human Health
What are consensus-driven, evidence-based approaches to identify and communicate the human health implications of wildfires versus ecological restoration-focused forest management, including managed fires?
New Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Saving Our Rivers
Can we transition the power sector to reliable renewable energy sources without damming the world's remaining free-flowing rivers critical for freshwater biodiversity and people's livelihoods?
New Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Conservation Aquaculture
What are the social and ecological trade-offs of using aquaculture as a conservation tool for marine foundation species, and what are the responsible methods for using this approach?
New Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Climate Resilient Fisheries
What key features support fisheries’ resilience to climate change impacts, and how can these features be recognized and enhanced in marine fishery management systems?
New Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Coastal Outcomes
When does coastal conservation produce positive outcomes for people and nature, and what are the co-benefits and tradeoffs between multiple outcomes?
Ongoing Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Steppe Health
Can diverse stakeholders stop a fatal viral epidemic threatening endangered wildlife and livestock critical to over half the people in Mongolia?
Ongoing Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Appalachian Coalfields
How can economic development, human well-being, and environmental sustainability be balanced in the Central Appalachian Coalfields region?
Ongoing Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Water Flow Impact
How can short and long term source water protection programs alleviate the risks posed by both water shortages and excess water?
Ongoing Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Water Sanitation and Nature
How can nature-based interventions be used to help billions of people access sanitation and higher quality water?
Ongoing Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Zero Deforestation Landscapes
Can innovative mapping tools help agricultural producers and companies meet commitments to zero-deforestation supply chains?
Ongoing Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Coastal Defenses
How do coastal habitats reduce the risks posed to people and property by sea-level rise and natural hazards and how can these habitats be used to create more cost-effective natural solutions?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Fisheries Measures
How can fisheries managers know they are achieving food security goals when they lack sophisticated fish stock data?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Forest Sharing or Sparing?
How can conservation and human well-being outcomes be maximized while meeting timber demand in the tropics?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Making Ecosystems Count
How do changes to the natural environment impact food security, livelihoods, and other aspects of human well-being?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Coastal Restoration
How can coastal habitat restoration efforts be better aligned with nature conservation and the provision of societal benefits?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Fire Research Consensus
Where can scientific consensus immediately support actions to increase ecosystem resilience in fire-prone landscapes in the context of climate change-related uncertainties?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Assessing Biocultural Indicators
How can resilience indicators, defined using a biocultural approach, be used to learn how Pacific communities will cope with future change and inform specific interventions that prioritize both nature and human well-being?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Landscape Connectivity in India
What approaches can decision-makers and planners use to ensure that the needs of rural infrastructure and economic development in India is not achieved at the expense of landscape connectivity for wildlife?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Land Use Change in the Orinoquía
How can stakeholders meet agricultural development goals while maintaining natural benefits associated with the savanna biome of Colombia’s Eastern Plains?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Rwanda Natural Capital Accounting
How can natural capital be integrated into Rwanda’s national economic accounts to help reach their 2020 goal to reduce poverty below 30% and sustain 11.5% annual economic growth?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Managing Soil Organic Carbon
Can healthy soil promote healthy ecosystems in rangelands and croplands?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Data-limited Fisheries
Can new, inexpensive science-based tools for assessing and managing data-limited fisheries be widely implemented to help end overfishing?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Hydraulic Fracturing
How can industry and nature conservation collaborate to avoid conflicts between shale energy development and the need for clean, safe water?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Evidence-based Conservation
How can science be used to strengthen evidence-based policy and practice related to conservation efforts affecting human well-being?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Economics of Chinese Ivory Trade
Is the ivory market in China a demand- or supply-side driven market and what are the implications for the economics of regulation?
Completed Social Innovations
Ridges To Reefs Fisheries
Where can cost-effective conservation help secure fish populations and coastal economies that are experiencing negative effects from multiple land uses?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Compensatory Conservation
Which compensatory conservation program conditions and methods most effectively protect biodiversity and ecosystem services?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Open Ocean Aquaculture
How can aquaculture meet growing demand for seafood while being environmentally and socio-economically sustainable?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
What key changes to existing tools for documenting, measuring, and valuing ecosystem services will boost their use in Key Biodiversity Areas and strengthen the safeguard of these important sites?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
How can Tanzania intensify agricultural production while protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services at both landscape and regional scales?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Ecological Levers for Health
Can solutions that target human and environmental problems simultaneously advance conservation goals and reduce humans disease burdens?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Better Land Use
Will comparing tradeoffs among multiple land use options and relative values lead to greater, more durable returns for the prosperity of nature and people?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Ecological Drought
How does incorporating ecological sensitivity into drought relief planning improve longer term outcomes for people and nature?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Food and Forests in Africa
What interventions can help governments deliver on both food production and forest conservation targets, while providing more equitable distribution of the benefits?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Water Security
Where can water funds – user investments to protect upstream watersheds and sources – benefit conservation, sustainable economic growth, and human well-being?
Completed Food and Freshwater
Amazon Waters
How can connectivity in the Amazon Basin be maintained to support human well-being, wildlife, and the environments on which they depend?
Completed Social Innovations Climate Resilience Food and Freshwater Ocean Sustainability
Sharing Water
Can multi-sector benefits from water transaction programs be measured in a standardized way, and if so, might transparency around the benefits help drive multi-sector collaboration?
Completed Food and Freshwater
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