Government set to use results of UN game to deepen understanding of citizen preferences on climate action
The United Nation’s Mission 1.5 Climate Game rolled out worldwide by the United Nations Development Programme to collect citizen data on climate action and to raise awareness on global warming is currently being played in the country.
“In Namibia, Mission 1.5 was rolled out by UNDP Country Offices and other partners using gaming technology to connect citizens and their policymakers, while also being the world’s biggest survey on climate change,” said UNDP Resident Representative Alka Bhatia.
The game can be played on www.mission1point5.org
“The campaign educates people about climate policy and provides a platform for them to vote on the solutions they want to see. Mission 1.5 aims to build societal ownership to support this process and achieve political momentum,” she added.
The game launched under the UNDP Climate Promise, aims for countries to increase their ambitions to ensure that the global temperature increase is maintained/kept below1.5 degree Celsius, the level at which global warming is still manageable.
Through UNDP Namibia, the Climate Promise project is providing financial and technical assistance to the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT), to allow the country to increase its ambitions in its national climate pledges.
“In order for the citizens to take their stand and make their voice heard on climate change, we encourage them to play and cast their vote in the Mission 1.5 online game and participate in the competition that is running on the UNDP’s Instagram page and the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism’s Facebook page,” she said.
According to the UNDP, there are awesome weekly prizes to be won between 16 November and 11 December. Prizes include Volkano Mini Mamba Bluetooth speakers, Volkano Phoenix Bluetooth Headphones and Canon Pixma MG2540S Printers.
Meanwhile, the results of the Mission 1.5 game will be used by governments to deepen their understanding of citizen preferences on climate action as well as support their ambitious goals to combat climate change.
Some of the winners of the Mission 1.5 game