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Why addressing the climate crisis at our poles is key to achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Sep 20, 2023.

  • Climate change at the poles is putting progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at risk.
  • The polar regions are warming faster than anywhere else and could trigger global climate tipping points.
  • We need rapid emissions cuts to slow polar climate change and get on track for the UN global goals.

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How metaverse technology is catalysing action on polar ice tipping points

Sep 18, 2023.

  • In June 2023, scientists announced that Arctic summer sea ice might be unavoidably lost in future decades – even in low emissions scenarios – due to global warming.
  • To visualize the dynamic interconnected global risks of rapid polar changes, the Global Collaboration Village has introduced a new immersive environment: The Polar Tipping Points Hub.
  • Through next-generation technology, the hub transports decision-makers to this hard-to-reach environment to catalyse collective action on an issue that affects all humans on the planet today.

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Polar regions are our insurance policy against runaway climate change. Here’s why…

  • The North and South Poles help regulate the world’s climate and weather.
  • But they are in crisis, warming faster than the rest of the world.
  • We must cut emissions now to prevent risks to society and business.

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