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HOW VIDEO GAMES CAN DELIVER FOR PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The biggest companies in the video games industry have committed to harness the power of their platforms to take action on the climate crisis.

Together, they launched the Playing For The Planet Alliance during the Climate Summit at UN Headquarters in New York. In total, the members of the Alliance have the ability to reach more than 1 billion video game players. In joining the Alliance, members have made commitments ranging from integrating green activations in games, reducing their emissions and supporting the global environmental agenda through initiatives ranging from planting millions of trees to reducing plastic in their products.

The initiative was facilitated by the UN Environment Programme with the support of GRID-Arendal and Playmob.

Alliance Members

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Join the Alliance

To join the Alliance, existing and new members agree to

MAKE SPECIFIC AND MEASURABLE COMMITMENTS

To write a specific letter of commitment to the United Nations Environment Programme outlining the commitment to be made.

SECURE THE SUPPORT OF COLLEAGUES AND PEERS

Secure the support of all relevant levels of the company and encourage peers and computers to engage.

SHARE LEARNINGS AND SUPPORT ONE WORKING GROUP

Commit to share learnings and non-sensitive information with others and participate in a working group.

UPDATE ON PROGRESS AND EVALUATE COMMITMENTS ONCE PER YEAR

Update on Alliance commitments once every 12 months and consider new commitments each year.

Projects

Green Mobile Game Jam

The​ UN-backed​ P​laying for the Planet ​​Alliance brought together some of the biggest names in mobile gaming for a green game jam.

Playing for the Planet report

The​ UN-backed​ P​laying for the Planet ​​Alliance brought together some of the biggest names in mobile gaming for a green game jam.

News

From raising awareness for environmental issues with in-game events to offsetting impact of players’ devices, Rovio is committed to green initiatives.

Green Mobile Game Jam

At the UN Biodiversity Summit in New York today, the video gaming industry showcased actions that they are taking around the issues of nature and biodiversity in games ranging from Angry Birds 2 to Subway Surfers

Bush fires in Australia, typhoons in the Pacific, droughts in Africa, melting glaciers in the Arctic. Climate change continues to make headlines across the globe yet many people still find it hard to understand it as many of these events are remote from their daily lives.

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