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EEA unveiled Microsoft powered “Environmental Atlas of Europe, and Bend the Trend” apps

EAE features nine case studies illustrating consequences of climate change in different environments, such as shrinking ice cover in Baltic.

At COP15, European Environmental Agency (EEA) unveiled two new Microsoft-powered applications: “Environmental Atlas of Europe (EAE),” a digital platform aims to raise awareness by showcasing stories from eyewitnesses describing their first-hand experiences of climate change and how their communities’ve responded; and “Bend the Trend,” an online pledging program that allows people to commit to reducing their environmental impact and then track how they’re doing. Program was built by U.K.-based Infusion using Microsoft technology. Goal’s to encourage individuals to reduce their carbon emissions, said Frank McCosker. Bend the Trend platform enables citizens to commit to simple everyday actions that reduce their environmental impact, such as eating less meat or taking the bus instead of a car. The pledges will then be tracked, monitored and shared on site.

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