La Organización de las Naciones Unidas ha lanzado una película y un videojuego con motivo del World Education Day, que se celebra el 24 de enero de 2021, para concienciar a los habitantes del planeta sobre la necesidad de preservar la frágil capa de ozono.

La UN Ozone Secretariat han anunciado que recurrirán al poder de los videojuegos y el cine como forma de concienciar sobre la capa de ozono en el Día Internacional de la Educación que se celebra mañana, 24 de enero de 2021. El anuncio coincide con la declaración del nuevo presidente de los EE.UU. Joe Biden de priorizar la reincorporación de su país al Acuerdo de París de la ONU en una de sus primeras decisiones al frente del gobierno.

El proyecto original multiplataforma de narración «Reset Earth» comienza como una película de animación y continúa como un videojuego para móviles, dando a los usuarios la oportunidad de participar mediante el juego. La plataforma ha sido creada por la UN Ozone Secretariat (Secretaría del Ozono de Naciones Unidas) y está dirigido a jóvenes de 10 a 15 años y sus familias. Esta campaña de educación tiene como objetivo crear un mayor compromiso y comprensión del papel de la capa de ozono en la protección el planeta.

 

La nota de prensa oficial sobre el proyecto:

January 21st, Nairobi, Kenya – ‘Reset Earth’ is an innovative educational platform for adolescents about the fundamental role of the ozone layer in protecting the planet. This coincides with Joe Biden’s priority to rejoin the Paris Climate agreement as one of his first actions in office. The project launches on World Education Day (January 24th) with a virtual world premiere of the original animation film that explores options for collective positive action here. The film’s plot continues in a challenging mobile game for Android and IOS (February 10th). The platform is initiated by United Nations Ozone Secretariat to sustain the protection of the ozone layer through the sensitisation and engagement of Gen Z.
Ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) have been widely used throughout the 20th century, mostly for refrigeration, in air conditioners and aerosol sprays. ODSs threaten the earth’s upper atmosphere, drive up temperatures and account for close to 11 per cent of total warming emissions to date. Since the 1980s, the international community has acted to protect the ozone layer by banning or strictly restricting the use and production of such super greenhouse effect gases. Consequently, the Antarctic ozone is expected to close by the 2060s (without action, it might have been 40 per cent larger by now) and other regions will return to 1980s values even earlier.
Meg Seki, Acting Executive Secretary of the Ozone Secretariat, said, “The protection of the ozone layer cannot be considered a done deal. It must be a continuous effort by us and by future generations. If our children learn about the grim consequences of a ruined ozone layer through a fantasy cartoon and game app, they will be aware of its importance and protect it.”
Reset Earth begins a year-long education initiative by the Secretariat to raise awareness and inspire action among adolescents and parents about global ozone protection. Immersive, educational and thought-provoking, Reset Earth conveys a positive message around what can be achieved through collective action and cultivates a sense of environmental responsibility and ownership amongst the youth.
The Reset Earth animation film is set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic world in 2084, where the ozone layer has been completely ruined and human life is under threat from an unstoppable virus called “The Grow”. It is the story of three teenagers who team up in an epic time-travel adventure to save the planet and what’s left of human life. Their mission is to find out what caused the “The Grow”. They travel back to critical historical moments in the story of the mysterious ‘ozone layer”, essential to stopping the virus, and learning as they go about the fundamental role it plays in protecting the health wellbeing of the planet. To save the ozone layer, they must jump back in time to ensure the signing of the Montreal Protocol agreement.
The Reset Earth mobile game is a single player platform game, combining a retro graphics style and hand-drawn artwork and aligned with the film’s storyline. Players – whether adolescent gamers or their parents – switch between characters and utilise their unique abilities throughout four levels of the game. Through unlocking puzzles, players learn about environmental history and the science of protecting the planet.

For more information on the Reset Earth animation film and mobile game please visit:

https://ozone.unep.org/reset-earth

The Reset Earth animation film trailer and film and mobile game can be downloaded via Filezilla at:

http://bit.ly/38SNhd8