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OKFestival Sustainability Stream Summary

  1. 1. #OKFEST SUSTAINABILITY STREAM Stream Summary @mrchrisadams @jacktownsend_ Sustainability Stream
  2. 2. MAJOR CHALLENGES Last Sunday Lowest ice levels in history Sustainability Stream
  3. 3. I can live without polar bears but I don’t want to live on a world where we’re hungry or at war because of climate change @HansRosling Sustainability Stream
  4. 4. In some IPCC scenarios, by 2100 Helsinki will be like North Carolina @tgHerzog World Bank Sustainability Stream
  5. 5. SO WHAT CAN OPEN KNOWLEDGE DO ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY? Sustainability Stream
  6. 6. We need global solutions to global problems @HansRosling & James Cameron (@Jamesogradycam) But the politics has failed to deliver them. The Web and Open Knowledge can help develop diverse bottom-up solutions to the challenges of sustainability Sustainability Stream
  7. 7. So what can open knowledge do? INFORMED CITIZENS Global scale Sustainability Stream
  8. 8. LINKING UP WORLD RENEWABLES DATA reegle.info Denise Recheis Thomas Thurner Sustainability Stream
  9. 9. WORLD BANK DATA TO CONVEY CLIMATE CHANGE www.Globe-Town.org @JackTownsend_ climateknowledgeportal.worldbank.org @tgherzog Sustainability Stream
  10. 10. GREEN HACKATHON: FUTURE CO2 HELSINKI http://cesc.kth.se/helsinki/ @zapico Markku Suvanto, Siemens Sustainability Stream
  11. 11. So what can open knowledge do? INFORMED CITIZENS Personal scale Sustainability Stream
  12. 12. …ACT LOCALLY greenmap.org @wendybrawer cindy Kohtala Sustainability Stream
  13. 13. OWN YOUR OWN ENERGY USE Mydex.org @williamheath Sustainability Stream
  14. 14. COMPARING YOUR ENERGY USE WITH THE COMMUNITY http://Opower.com Sustainability Stream
  15. 15. So what can open knowledge do? ACCOUNTABILITY Accountable INDIVIDUALS Sustainability Stream
  16. 16. SHARING YOUR ENERGY USE WITH COMMUNITY @Sustaingranlund Ken Dooley Sustainability Stream
  17. 17. So what can open knowledge do? ACCOUNTABILITY Accountable INSTITUTIONS Sustainability Stream
  18. 18. COUNTING CARBON LIKE CASH http://cdproject.net @Jamesogradycam Sustainability Stream
  19. 19. TRANSPARENCY OF LAND DEALS HTTP://landportal.info/landmatrix Neil Sorenson Tin Geber Sustainability Stream
  20. 20. GREEN HACKATHON: VISUALISING LAND DEALS @RobinHouston Sustainability Stream
  21. 21. So what can open knowledge do? MORE OUT FOR LESS IN Sustainability Stream
  22. 22. COORDINATING & OPTIMISING FOR EFFICIENCY http://airbnb.com Sustainability Stream
  23. 23. MEASURING SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS Sustainability Stream
  24. 24. MEASURING SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS http://findikaattori.fi Ulla Rosenstrom http://yourtopia.net @vndimitrova @misologie Sustainability Stream
  25. 25. So what can open knowledge do? INNOVATION Sustainability Stream
  26. 26. OPEN ENERGY INNOVATION Open Source Hardware HTTP://SOLARFIRE.ORG Sustainability Stream
  27. 27. INNOVATION CAN CLEAN THE CLOUD http://mastodonc.com Sustainability Stream
  28. 28. SO WHAT CAN OPEN KNOWLEDGE DO ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY? @JackTownsend_ @Floppy Sustainability Stream
  29. 29. CHALLENGES… • Nothing is a panacea! – “Fairy dust” • Privacy – Human – Environmental Privacy • Unintended consequences • Not just releasing the data – it’s what you do with it – Open knowledge into action – Stories and images matter more than facts – Willful misuse/false impressions – User-focused solutions • Digital divide – Who is empowered? – Western-centric value? Sustainability Stream
  30. 30. The “hacker ethic” can bring much to the challenges of sustainability, particularly supporting the commons by sharing, and a playful desire to try new things out. So… @zapico Sustainability Stream
  31. 31. Sustainability Stream
  32. 32. THANK YOU! The OKFN and everyone who organized and crewed Everyone who attended Tim Herzog, Neil Sorenson, Tin Geber, Robin Houston, Ulla Rosenstrom, Vincent Finat-Duclos, Dirk Heine, Karthikeya Acharya, Ken Dooley, William Heath, James Cameron, Hans Rosling, Markku Suvanto, Wendy Brawer, Cindy Kohtala, Denise Recheis, Thomas Turner, Velichka Dimitrova, Jorge Zapico, James Smith, Guo Xu, Hannes Ebner, @MrChrisAdams, @JackTownsend_ http://okfestival.org/open-knowledge-and-sustainability/ Sustainability Stream

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