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How Can Augmented Reality Encourage Sustainability?

Augmented Reality has all the trapping to encourage sustainability.Lets take a look According to Conservation.org, the concentration of CO2 has increased to its highest in human history at 416 ppm. Similar research has brought about another astonishing fact that 11% of the total emissions are direct deforestation results. We might not be able to prevent the already caused damage to the environment. We can work towards inculcating environment-benign practices to stop further deterioration of the Earth’s health. Numerous governments are incorporating climate-resilient practices to rethink sustainability. These practices, in turn, seek the prowess of technology such as AR for environmental…

AWORLD, the Italian App that incorporates people, companies and institutions

THE UN HAS CHOSEN AN ITALIAN APP FOR ITS INDIVIDUAL CLIMATE CHANGE CAMPAIGN AWorld is the Italian App downloaded by over 50 thousand users worldwide, chosen by the United Nations for its ActNow campaign that promotes individual actions aimed at improving sustainability. The Italian startup leads people towards a greater awareness of their personal impact on the environment. When we talk about sustainability, we don’t only refer to environmental well-being but we also turn our attention to social well-being. Technological evolution supports companies in the creation of new strategies for sustainable production and in internal management processes aimed at the…

WWF ‘s latest report: “From nature a great help to stem the climate crisis”

WWF recently released a report,[1] commissioned by WWF itself to the Institute for Environmental Policy, on the restoration of degraded habitats as a means of combating climate change. Restoration of such habitats would be able to absorb millions of tons of carbon. As the WWF article explains, Nature-Based Solutions (SBNs) have been studied for just over ten years and show a change in perspective, as “the human component, from being a passive beneficiary of interventions in favor of nature, assumes a proactive role, going to restoring or managing natural ecosystems as a necessary step to address the major challenges of…

What Can AR Do for Climate Change Communication?

AR has emerged as a popular approach to interacting with technology – creators are leveraging it for video games, educational experiences, live filters and more. We are motivated by this development to explore how AR is being used for pro-social communication. What can AR offer to things like communicating climate change data? What AR do to help motivate people to take action on personal, collective, or governmental challenges? This blog post shares what we have found so far, and what it suggests for a path forward. An Established Technology Hundreds of millions now have the ability to run AR apps…

Nat Geo’s Instagram interactive shows what the world will feel like in 2070

Tied to Earth Day, National Geographic’s first augmented reality–enabled cover comes to life with a cautionary look at climate change. Users see projected climate data in 12 key cities around the globe and get a sense of what those places might feel like 50 years from now. The cover was built using Instagram’s Spark AR to allow anyone on Instagram, not just @natgeo followers, to use the interactive. Launching the interactive brings up a digital version of the magazine. Pinch to adjust the size as you see fit. With AR, you can set the cover and globe to be any…

How Extended Reality Can Bring Climate Change Front Of Mind

Earthwatch Europe  A new augmented reality experience initiated by environmental charity Earthwatch Europe allows users to tackle the challenge of protecting a city from the effects of the climate crisis—flooding and heatwaves—using natural resources such as trees, lakes and green roofs. Maria Pontes, director of programmes and partnerships at Earthwatch Europe, told RIBAJ: “There’s still very little general understanding of the power of these types of solutions in urban environments, including what they are, how they work and why they’re important. As an environmental education organization, we needed to do something about it and AR is an innovative, fun and…

Fix the climate problem in one generation

This year world leaders, high-level officials, activists and industry groups from nearly 200 countries gathered in Glasgow for the COP26, the 26th annual United Nations Conference of Parties in Glasgow climate conference. We do hope that we, all nations together can fix the climate problem in one generation, we do agree with Sir David Attenborough, who has told delegates that they are powerful enough to save the planet, if they work together. Delegates were asked to accelerate action on climate change and commit to more ambitious cuts in their countries’ emissions, all in an effort to limit global temperature rises.…

EU commitment to sustainable water and marine management

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe declared that “access to water must be recognised as a fundamental human right, being water an essential resource for life on earth that must be shared by mankind”. If the 20th century was the era of the plastic industry revolution for the production of too many products, then the 21st century is the time to address the consequences. Improper handling, lack of information about its negative effect and irresponsible use, as well as the dumping of plastic products, turn this planet into a “plastic planet”. As well as emerging as solid waste,…

Consider sustainable tourism, you may ActNow during your holiday, too

Sustainable tourism Can you imagine not considering nature, the wildlife and the local inhabitants when travelling? Tourism is good for you as you can get out of your everyday life, have some rest, gain new experiences, at the same time it may be valuable for the destination as well in case you plan your trip sustainable. It is recommended to act sustainably and consciously when getting closer to nature, a town or village. The reason we are talking about sustainable tourism in this blog post is that the European Amasonas was announced as a five-country biosphere reserve by UNESCO on…

Does the sea level rise due to climate change play a role in the decision to move the capital Jakarta ?

Sea level rise is one of the most known impact of climate change and affects a lot of megacity around the world. Coastal and riverine floods have been common in Jakarta metropolitan area, on the Indonesian island of Java, leading President Joko Widodoto to announce in 2019, the move of the national capital from Jakarta to the province of East Kalimantan, on Borneo