This Virtual Reality (VR) experience was developed through a collaboration between the Climate Centre, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Development & Climate Days, and VISYON.
It was shared at the COP 22 UN climate talks in Marrakech, including at the Develoment and Climate Days weekend, where two VR options embedded real-world data from the Arctic to rural Togo.
In one participants ‘painted’ future climate impacts while a longer activity showed how science and finance can work together to act faster and mitigate disaster impacts. (See the article from Thomson Reuters Foundation.)
VR by phone
For a taste of the experience, simply get a cardboard head mount for a smartphone (samples were also shared at D&C Days), and then assemble the VR box by folding along the seams and slotting the cardboard clasps into place.
- Using your Android phone download the 'Cardboard' app from the Google play store.
- Go to https://youtu.be/_RqVYgEVQoo and then press the 'Cardboard' icon in the bottom right hand side of the screen.
- Finally place your phone inside your VR box, close the lid and Voila! Forecast-based Financing in Virtual Reality.
Enjoy your experience!