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
4. In some IPCC scenarios, by 2100 Helsinki will be like North
Carolina @tgHerzog World Bank
5. SO WHAT CAN OPEN KNOWLEDGE DO ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY?
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
7. So what can open knowledge do?
8. LINKING UP WORLD RENEWABLES DATA
reegle.info Denise Recheis
9. WORLD BANK DATA TO CONVEY CLIMATE CHANGE
10. GREEN HACKATHON: FUTURE CO2 HELSINKI
Markku Suvanto, Siemens
11. So what can open knowledge do?
28. SO WHAT CAN OPEN KNOWLEDGE DO ABOUT
• Nothing is a panacea!
– “Fairy dust”
– 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?
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…
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_