What can COVID-19 teach us about making research on climate change open access?

“This year, during the International Open Access Week, the focus is on Open for Climate Justice. In this panel discussion, open access experts will reflect on key lessons emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic on the publication of critical research open access. They will discuss how these can inform the approach to dealing with the climate change crisis better from different perspectives: stressing on the urgency for open access to climate research, adopting approaches to make OA publication of climate research sustainable, and addressing issues related to research/publication ethics and potential misinterpretation of research findings.

Attend the session till the end to be eligible for a certificate of participation….”

Environmental Justice Wikipedia Editathon – LibCal – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

“On Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 11:00am-4:00pm EST IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute along with IUPUI Library and IU Bloomington Libraries will be hosting an editing event around global environmental justice.

During the event we will discuss research and issues related to environmental justice and offer a Wikipedia editing training session. Following training, we will work together to improve and create articles about environmental justice and related issues. Speakers will begin at 11am sharp! …”

Open Access Keynote! Open Climate Campaign: Social Justice through Better Sharing – LibCal – University of Colorado Boulder

“Climate change — and the resulting harm to global biodiversity — is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. We can already see how the climate crisis compounds social injustice around the world. When knowledge about climate change and biodiversity is not freely and openly available to all, only part of humanity is able to help build on that knowledge. When only some people are able to contribute to that knowledge, new insights and possible solutions are missing. Learn how Creative Commons, SPARC, and EIFL have launched a 4-year global Open Climate Campaign to mobilize researchers, national governments, funders, and environmental organizations to open access to knowledge so better sharing can accelerate progress to solve the climate crisis, preserve global biodiversity, and expand social justice.”

Seeking Environmental Justice in Philadelphia: Creating a Path for all Voices – LibCal – Penn Libraries

“The Reeves family has worked over generations to ameliorate harms and create opportunities in Grays Ferry, a predominantly Black community directly next to the refinery’s old north yard. As part of their efforts to demand a more just future for their families and community in the wake of the final refinery explosion in 2019, Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Tammy Reeves have partnered with PPEH to share their perspectives on living with a refinery through the sharing of oral histories (collected in Schuylkill River & Urban Waters Research Corps Archive’s Grays Ferry Oral Histories Project) and through collaboration with visual artist Amy Balkin….

This event recognizes International Open Access Week October 24-29, which this year has the theme, Open for Climate Justice. Tonight’s event is sponsored by the Penn Libraries and the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. …”

Seeking Environmental Justice in Philadelphia: Creating a Path for all Voices – LibCal – Penn Libraries

“The Reeves family has worked over generations to ameliorate harms and create opportunities in Grays Ferry, a predominantly Black community directly next to the refinery’s old north yard. As part of their efforts to demand a more just future for their families and community in the wake of the final refinery explosion in 2019, Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Tammy Reeves have partnered with PPEH to share their perspectives on living with a refinery through the sharing of oral histories (collected in Schuylkill River & Urban Waters Research Corps Archive’s Grays Ferry Oral Histories Project) and through collaboration with visual artist Amy Balkin….

This event recognizes International Open Access Week October 24-29, which this year has the theme, Open for Climate Justice. Tonight’s event is sponsored by the Penn Libraries and the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. …”

Panel: Open Access and Climate Justice | UCSB Library

“Please join UCSB Library and punctum books in celebrating International Open Access Week by attending a panel discussion with scholars in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Arts. Three UCSB researchers and two guest scholars will discuss how their work intersects with, directly addresses, and/or is impacted by climate change, and how they perceive the mission of climate justice in their work. Climate justice is an explicit acknowledgment that sharing knowledge and resources, such as access to water and higher ground when the oceans rise, is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid and open exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.

In addition to sharing their research, our panelists will offer perspectives on power imbalances affecting scholarly communities’ abilities to produce, disseminate, and use knowledge around the climate crisis. They will also address the question of how openness in research can create pathways to more equitable knowledge sharing and address the inequities that shape the impacts of climate change and our response to them.”

Panel: Open Access and Climate Justice | UCSB Library

“Please join UCSB Library and punctum books in celebrating International Open Access Week by attending a panel discussion with scholars in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Arts. Three UCSB researchers and two guest scholars will discuss how their work intersects with, directly addresses, and/or is impacted by climate change, and how they perceive the mission of climate justice in their work. Climate justice is an explicit acknowledgment that sharing knowledge and resources, such as access to water and higher ground when the oceans rise, is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid and open exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.

In addition to sharing their research, our panelists will offer perspectives on power imbalances affecting scholarly communities’ abilities to produce, disseminate, and use knowledge around the climate crisis. They will also address the question of how openness in research can create pathways to more equitable knowledge sharing and address the inequities that shape the impacts of climate change and our response to them.”

Open for Climate Justice: Conversations with Columbia Climate School – Columbia University Events Calendar

“The term “climate justice” reflects an explicit acknowledgement that the climate crisis has far-reaching impacts that are most often felt by communities with relatively few resources. These same communities often lack the means and the access needed to produce, disseminate, and use knowledge around the climate crisis. Openness in research on climate cancreate pathways to more equitable knowledge sharing and serve as a means to address the inequities that shape the impacts of climate change and our response to them. This panel discussion will highlight how “openness” factors into the work of Columbia researchers and their connections with the climate justice movement….”

 

Open for Climate Justice: Changing the World with Open Access Books, Oct 25, 3pm (GMT) | Open Access Books Network

It is now widely acknowledged that climate change is a global issue that must be addressed with urgency. Open access research on this topic can be shared at speed, without barriers, so that anyone can read the latest expert knowledge in this area and use it to inform their work, their policymaking or their daily lives.

During Open Access Week, the Open Access Books Network will bring together a panel including authors, publishers and campaigners to discuss the impact of open access books related to the climate and the environment. They will discuss how open access affects the impact and dissemination of research on climate issues, with reference to their own work and to the wider context of academic publishing. They will also explore what more needs to be done to tackle access to climate research, and how open access books can play a role in that change.

Participants:
– David Collings, Stolen Future, Broken Present: The Human Significance of Climate Change
– Lucy Barnes, Open Book Publishers
– Melissa Hagemann, Senior Program Officer at Open Society Foundations and Steering Committee member for the Open Climate Campaign

5 Anti-Climate Practices Elsevier Must Cease: Scientists Call out Publisher’s Ties to Fossil Fuel Industry  – Union of Concerned Scientists

“Publicly, Elsevier claims to be committed to a clean energy future. But its ongoing practices tell a very different story. At UCS, we think Elsevier can do better.

Together with Scientists for Global Responsibility, we’ve launched a petition demanding that Elsevier and its parent company, RELX, detail their plans to align their business practices with their public commitments to address climate change. If you’re a member of the scientific community, we encourage you to sign on. If you are not a scientist, I hope this piece inspires you to look under the hood when companies make claims about their commitment to climate change that seem too good to be true….”

Pratt and Punctum: A Program on Open Access and Climate Justice Tickets, Mon, Oct 24, 2022 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

“Speakers include: Eileen Fradenburg Joy, Founder and Director of Punctum Books; Marina Zurkow, Multimedia Artist and Instructor at Tisch School of the Arts; Moderated by Matthew Garklavs, Electronic Resources Librarian at Pratt Institute Libraries. In observance of International Open Access Week, Pratt Institute Libraries is hosting a virtual event to showcase its partnership with Punctum Books. Since the theme for Open Access Week this year is “Climate Justice”, the program will explore how Open Access publishers like Punctum serve as good platforms for sharing knowledge and expressing ideas on this timely topic….”

Towards climate justice: the role of cross-disciplinary Open Access research | OUPblog

“Climate change is a global problem requiring global solutions. To find ways to mitigate for the huge environmental and societal impacts we are facing across the world, scientists and scholars, policy makers, governments, and industry leaders need to connect and collaborate effectively.   Open access publishing has a role to play in facilitating the discourse needed, by ensuring that the most up-to-date research is accessible, re-usable, and available to a wide audience quickly. At OUP, our flagship open access series, Oxford Open, includes several journals which connect researchers working in fields relevant to climate justice and which foster wider, more interdisciplinary collaboration. Below we hear from several of our Oxford Open Editors who elaborate on what this year’s Open Access Week theme “Open for Climate Justice” means to them….”

OpenAIRE participates in the International Open Access Week Open for Climate Justice

“As per tradition, OpenAIRE will actively contribute to the International Open Access Week 2022 initiatives with interactive sessions and thought-provoking panel discussions connected to the theme of this year “Open for Climate Justice”.

But what does climate justice mean and how “open” can be a facilitator for climate justice? We have prepared two series of webinars that will showcase the different ways in which we can all work together and make Open Science a means to tackle the challenges ahead of us….”