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UN picks its fighters against climate change – gamers

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UN picks its fighters against climate change – gamers

Online game ‘Mission 1.5°’ went live last week, aiming to bring a crucial message to millions of gamers

Executive editor: opinions and analysis

About 2.4 billion people around the globe play online games daily, most of them younger than 25.

This is why the United Nations (UN) is taking the climate change message directly to this audience, with the introduction of a fun online game that is helping young people learn more about climate change while engaging their governments on how to address the devastating effects of the rise in global temperatures.

Mission 1.5° – developed by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Playmob, a London-based gaming company – went live on Thursday, aiming to reach millions of gamers and involve them in the climate change conversation...

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