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European Commission releases “Science for Climate Action” brochure

“To celebrate the publication of the IPCC Working Group II report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, this brochure highlights the contribution of EU-funded projects to developing science and solutions for climate adaptation. The projects featured in this publication showcase some of the outstanding EU-funded research on topics that range from improved understanding of physical climate impacts at global-to-local scales, tipping points in Earth systems, extreme weather events and their cascading effects on the economy and society; to customised adaptation measures that build resilience through climate services, nature-based solutions and other innovations. The resultsare invaluable in paving the way towards a…

Long Term Strategy for 2050

The Long-Term Strategy for 2050 is a Roadmap for the Greek Government on Climate and Energy, in the context of the country’s participation in the collective European goal of a successful and sustainable transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050 at European Union level. The Government’s strategic goal is to contribute proportionately to the commitment to a climate-neutral economy at EU level and to contribute to the new Green Agreement promoted by the European Commission. With the completion of the elaboration and adoption of the National Energy and Climate Plan (ESEK), which analyzes the energy and climate goals set by…

An EU climate neutrality experimental program is launched; three Hungarian cities take part in it

Three Hungarian cities – Miskolc, Pécs and Budapest – are included in those 100 cities which are participating in an EU experimental program to make cities climate neutral and intelligent. The list of 100 cities was published by the European Commission on the 28th of April. According to the Commission’s announcement, climate-neutral and intelligent cities are needed, because 75 percent of EU citizens live in urban areas. Urban areas of the world are responsible for more than 65 percent of global energy consumption and more than 70 percent of carbon emissions. That’s the reason why the EU has set that…

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…

National Strategy for the Circular Economy and the National Operational Action Plan

As early as December 2018, the Ministry of Environment and Energy published the National Strategy for the Circular Economy and the National Operational Action Plan 2018-2019. In November 2021, the national action plan was revised and concretized with the country’s new Action Plan for the circular economy, which: is fully in line with the objectives and commitments of the new European circular economy action plan, is compatible with new European directives and institutional initiatives, takes into account all new legislative developments in Greece such as the new legal framework for waste, alternative management, disposable plastics and related development policies at…

Australia will have an environmentally friendly Prime Minister

The Labor Party won the Australian election and Anthony Albanese is to become the next Prime Minister. He has pledged Australia’s commitment to an environmental change. The country has been hit by increasingly severe natural disasters in recent years, mainly due to climate change. Experts say this is one of the reasons why the independents and the Green Party won more votes than before. Action on global warming was clearly a key issue for voters, who at the elections held on the 21. May 2022 replaced the Liberal-National coalition with the centre-left Labour Party. Australian researchers are optimistic that 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…