Hackathon for Human Rights - 2020

Responding to the climate emergency

The 2020 FIFDH Hackathon is cancelled.
When innovation is used in the fight against climate change: what concrete measures can be introduced to re-examine our lifestyles? Register and participate in the FIFDH hackathon.

Climate change and, more generally, environmental issues have long been considered too remote to be considered a priority. It is only over the last few months and a broad public mobilisation that climate change has finally been recognised as an imminent threat.

Now at the top of the political, activist and media agendas, the climate issue is one of the most cross-cutting issues there is: agriculture, mobility, energy, health, the arts and the digital world, no area is immune to its consequences. Faced with this reality, how can we innovate and rethink our economy and our lifestyles?


Register !

The FIFDH, Open Geneva and Le Temps invite you for an evening and a day to reflect together on the formulation of innovative proposals to combat the dramatic effects of climate change. Register for free and participate! No particular expertise is required.

Hackathon for Human Rights: responding to the climate emergency
Tuesday 10 March, 6 pm - 8 pm (aperitif)
Wednesday 11 March, 9 am - 5 pm
Espace Pitoëff - Geneva



Challenge #1

How to provide students with a tool to help them evaluate their choice of future employers based on their environmental and social impact?

Proposed by EDD - Students for Sustainable Development.


Challenge #2

What can be the role of citizens in the protection and expansion of parks, reserves, and wildlife?

Proposed by IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature.


Challenge #3

How can sustainable agricultural production in developing countries emerge?

Proposed by the Antenna Foundation.


Challenge #4

Can blockchain technology help track and mitigate social and environmental impacts in global supply chains?

Proposed by Prof. Dorothee Baumann-Pauly, Director of the Geneva Center for Business and Human rights.


Challenge #5

In the face of the climate crisis that affects us, how can we translate the demands of citizens and utopians into a Manifesto of the Living?

Proposed by Dorothée Thébert Filiger et Filippo Filliger.


Challenge #6

How to make hygienic protections accessible to the most vulnerable while being ecologically responsible?

Proposed by Axelle de Sousa & lthe « Folles de Rage » collective.


Challenge #7

What are the immediate actions to be taken to curb digital pollution? How to promote responsible digital consumption practices and how to raise awareness of the general public, young and old, to the problem of digital pollution?

Proposed by the Swiss Datacenter Efficiency Association (SDEA) and Fabrice Consenti.




Welcome drinks, presentation of the challenges and team building on 10 March 2020 (18h-20h) and hackathon on 11 March 2020 (9h-17h) at the Espace Pitoëff (Geneva).

> Find out more information about the challenges.


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