Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre

Virtual Reality









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 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!