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How good are you at decreasing the footprint ? To get a piece of the answer, imagine yourself in the role of the president of the European Nations and start tackling global climate change. The BBC is running a web-based game produced by the Red Redemption and the Oxford University teams of game designers.

Your goal? Slash the CO2 emissions of your region while helping other world regions to do the same. Your tools? Policies set in five groups, from the national to household level. Each of them contains a set of moves that can increase the CO2 emissions like building more roads, or decrease them like promoting cooperative wind farms.

But don’t think it’s as easy as it sounds. Some policies can get unpopular, and in this case, your government can have its hands tied up, or if you just focus on cutting on dioxide carbon emissions, your population could for example run out of food.

The game is played in 10 rounds, from 2010 to 2100, each turn adds 10 years to the clock. By far, it’s one of the smartest Flash game we’ve seen to both educate Internet users to sustainable development and provide an accessible and enjoyable game. You should try it.

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[…] The BBC has a new online game that makes you president of the European Nations and must tackle global climate change from 2000 to 2100. You choose the policies that will hopefully avoid ecological disaster. If you go to far people will vote you out of office - if you don’t do enough… well, you don’t need a game to tell you what happens with that, just read the news or look out your window! via: ecogeek and cocolico […]

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