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Friday, August 28 • 11:00 - 11:00
Games in the Climate Crisis: Playing for the Planet

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In 2019, many companies in the games industry committed themselves to using their platforms to take action against the climate crisis and created the "Playing For The Planet Alliance" at the UN climate summit. Independently of this, more and more games that deal with the topic of environmental protection are coming onto the market. We present three games and the initiative and show why computer games are a prodund means of educating people about the climate crisis, both in playful learning experiences and in blockbuster titles.

Speakers
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Sam Barratt

Chief of Education, Youth & Advocacy, UN Environment
Sam Barratt is Chief of the Youth, Education and Advocacy Unit in UNEP’s Ecosystems Division and Co-Chair of the UN Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI). At UNEP, he founded the Playing for the Planet Alliance, a collaboration with the video gaming industry to nudge... Read More →
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Kati Levoranta

Chief Executive Officer, Rovio
Kati Levoranta has been Rovio’s Chief Executive Officer since January 2016. Previously she headed Rovio’s consumer products business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and also served as the company’s Chief Legal Officer.  Prior to joining Rovio, she held several positions... Read More →
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Kieren Mayers

Director of Environment and Technical Compliance, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Since 2003, Kieren been responsible for environmental affairs and sustainability matters at SIEE, the company responsible for marketing and distributing PlayStation products and services within Europe. He has over twenty-five years’ experience in environmental management in the... Read More →


Friday August 28, 2020 11:00 - 11:00 CEST
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