Polar Tipping Points Hub in WEF Global Collaboration Village
The Arctic Ocean will soon be ice-free during the summers, even with significant cuts in global carbon emissions. There are major implications that arise from this: amplification of global warming by 25-40%; increase in climate-related disasters worldwide – especially in climate vulnerable regions; increase in risks to local wildlife and Indigenous communities; and rise in shipping-related environmental risks.
This week, the Polar Tipping Points Hub was launched in the Global Collaboration Village, a metaverse built by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Accenture and Microsoft, with scientific support from Arctic Basecamp. The Hub aims to help drive leaders to take collective urgent action in the real world.
Read more on how metaverse technology is catalysing action on polar ice tipping points and/or see the promo VIDEO.