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New iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change

A free iPhone application, named Blue and REDD Carbon, was launched today at the official opening of the One UN Pavillion at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi.

Developed by GRID-Arendal for UNEP, this application allows users to access information on UNEP’s work on Blue Carbon and REDD;to learn about coastal and forests ecosystems that are featured in the Application; and, to calculate the carbon dioxide emissions of their air and road travel in terms of equivalent area in hectares of coastal (seagrass, mangroves, saltmarsh) and terrestrial (tropical humid and miombo) ecosystems. 

The Application also provides information on specific actions that the user can take to minimize their carbon footprint and conserve carbon sinks.  This Application is available in  English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, and can be downloaded from the Apple store.

Steven Lutz launching the application in Abu Dhabi

 

Tuesday 13 Dec 2011