Environmental and Sustainability Data for Decision-Making


Environmental and Sustainability Data for Decision-Making

Join the conversation about the impact of environmental data ahead of #OpenDataDay with a panel discussion featuring leaders in the field of open data and environmental protection. You’ll also learn how to find hundreds of free and reliable data sets through the Resource Watch platform. Curated by WRI’s experts, Resource Watch features the world’s best data and maps on the state of the planet’s resources, commerce and people all in one place.

Stephen Abbott-Pugh, Content Development Manager, Open Knowledge Foundation
Chisato Fukuda Calvert, Deputy Director, OpenAQ

Anders Pedersen, Resource Watch Director, WRI
Corey Filiault, Resource Watch Communications Coordinator, WRI

Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world where people gather for local events focused on using open data for the betterment of their communities. These events are opportunities to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society.

Ahead of Open Data Day, Resource Watch has partnered with the Open Knowledge Foundation to bring together a panel of global experts such as Chisato Fukuda Calvert, Deputy Director of Open AQ and Stephen Abbott-Pugh, Content Development Manager at Open Knowledge Foundation - moderated by Anders Pedersen, Resource Watch Director. Learn about their experiences working with open data and get a demo of Resource Watch - which curates the world’s best data and maps on deforestation, coral reef bleaching, crops, fishing, fires and other natural disasters, population, poverty, power plants, and much more.

After the demo, participate in a live Q&A with our panel of data experts. Hear about the challenges they face, how they use data to influence decision makers and what they think the future of open data looks like.