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Delib Wins Social Buzz Award 2011

A bit late in announcing this but Delib is very happy to share the fact that we won a Social Buzz Award for ‘Best Socially Responsible Initiative’ for our work on the My2050 project for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The project is an online simulation which challenges users to reduce carbon emissions to 20% of 1990s levels by 2050.

My 2050 has also been featured as part of the Climate Change Pathways conference at Bristol University in September 2011 and used as part of a group consensus exercise at the Bath Youth Climate Summit. The project also gained press coverage on BBC News, The Guardian and in marketing and media publication The Drum.

About The Awards

The Social Buzz Awards recognise the most innovative social media projects in the UK and is organised by The Drum. The project was nominated back in September and the award ceremony took place at Wembley Stadium in London on December 1st 2011.

And here’s the award in all its glory:

Thank you, The Drum!

My2050 presented as part of Climate Change pathways conference

Much to our excitement here at Delib, My2050 was presented at Bristol University as part of David Mackay’s lecture on how government is planning our energy future:

Following an interesting and engaging lecture to a hall full of people, David Mackay, DECC’s Chief Scientific Advisor, presented the My2050 tool which was launched in March this year. My2050 provides a user friendly version of the 2050 web tool which allows users to create their own UK emissions reduction pathway, and see the impact using real UK data.

The lecture focused on how the government is planning our energy future, presenting a series of questions such as:

  • How easy is it to get off our fossil fuel habit?
  • How does our current energy consumption compare with our sustainable energy options?
  • How can we make energy plans that add up?

My2050 challenges you to get UK CO₂ emissions below 20% by 2050 by setting how much effort is applied to areas both in the Supply and Demand sectors. The percentage is compared to 1990 levels of CO₂ emissions.

Excitingly My2050 was also shortlisted today as part of the SocialBuzz Awards for ‘The Best Socially Responsible Initiative’. Lets hope it wins 🙂

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Delib and the Department of Energy and Climate Change launch My2050!

Today saw Chris Huhne and DECC launch My2050 at my2050.decc.gov.uk.

The front page and logo of My2050

My2050 challenges you to get UK CO₂ emissions below 20% by 2050 by setting how much effort is applied to areas both in the Supply and Demand sectors. The percentage is compared to 1990 levels of CO₂ emissions.

This is a project that I am excited about both personally and professionally. It’s a really interesting problem and one that everyone seems to have a different angle on. It has been 12 months in the making and involved a lot of great work from the team here at Delib and especially the 2050 strategy team at DECC.

Let’s hope it makes a great debate and once you’ve submitted your pathway be sure to check back here to see how it’s getting on.