Climate Change


Creating a resilient nation
Sustainability is about the 'big picture' – it's about the connections we make between the economy, society and our environment.
Ellen McArthur

According to research carried out by Ipsos Mori, 85% of UK adults are now concerned about global warming. Climate change is not only a challenge for the future but warmer winters, hotter summers, sea level rise and changing rainfall patterns are already having devastating impacts on communities, economies and ecosystems around the UK. Our habits are also affecting the rest of the world through over consumption, unethical pricing, and creating unsustainable global economies.


We are looking for progressive ideas to help create positive impact across the UK’s rural, coastal and urban landscapes. How can places evolve their ways of living, their industries, and how society operates in ways that are truly sustainable? And can we harness the best ideas to create national initiatives for a cleaner and greener way of living?


We are looking for innovative products, services and partnerships from across all parts of the UK that can engage in the circular economy, reduce our carbon footprint, and help change the way we live.

The UK at a glance

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Charity Challenges

Ingenuity has developed a set of optional sub-Challenges with some of the UK’s leading charities and think tanks. The winning ideas will receive mentoring from senior experts at the charities.


Through the initial application process, you’ll have the opportunity to understand more about these Challenges.


Groundwork Challenge

Groundwork is looking to support new solutions that can build community resilience by:

  • Providing equitable access to nature
  • Tackling loneliness and social isolation
  • Supporting sustainable local economies



Tackle your own idea

You will also have the option to address a specific issue of your choice once you’ve signed up.


Once you sign up, you’ll be given access to the Develop Platform which will provide you with a range of insights and themes related to your chosen Challenge.

The 2020 Challenges

If the Tackle Climate Change Challenge isn’t for you, there are three other Challenges you can tackle through the programme.

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