Launch of the “Decarbonathon” a Competition to find Innovations that mitigate CO2 Emissions and Global Warming


The Decarbonathon is a competition created at the initiative of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, which aims to develop innovations that mitigate CO2 emissions arising from cities in order to fight global warming.

Several global organizations have been involved in the organization of this event including ENGIE, the Centre for Carbon Measurement of the National Physical Laboratory, Climate-KIC and the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI).

Participants are invited to propose solutions in several areas: sustainable mobility, energy efficient buildings, sustainable energy production and consumption. Their solutions should be applicable at city level by municipalities or by private citizens in a short period of two to five years.

Registrations can be made until November 22, 2015 on

About the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the Center for Carbon Measurement

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK’s National Measurement Institute and a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available. NPL delivers world-leading measurement solutions that are critical to commercial research and development, and support business success across the UK and the globe.

The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL reduces uncertainties in climate data, provides the robust measurement that is required to account for, price and trade carbon emissions and helps develop and accelerate the take up of low carbon technologies.

  • Press contact:
    David Cohen – Proof Communication on behalf of the National Physical Laboratory
    Cell phone: +44 0 207 193 2849

About the INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property)

The INPI is the patents and trademarks office in France. It is a fully self-funded public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Digital Technologies. It grants patents, trademarks, designs and models and provides access to all information about industrial property and businesses.

It actively participates in the development and implementation of public policies in the field of industrial property and anti-counterfeiting.

Press contact:
Pascal claude
Cell phone: +33 (0)1 56 65 80 06

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