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….”

Open and Engaged 2022: Climate research in GLAM, digital infrastructure and skills to open collections – Digital scholarship blog

“As part of International Open Access Week, the British Library is delighted to host its annual Open and Engaged event online on 24 October, Monday from 13:00 to 16:30 BST.

Since 2018 the British Library has organised the Open and Engaged Conference to coincide with International Open Access Week.

In line with this year’s #OAWeek theme: Open for Climate Justice; Open and Engaged will address intersections between cultural heritage and climate research through use of collections, digital infrastructures and skills.

A range of speakers from cultural heritage and higher education institutions will answer these questions to shed a light on the theme:

What is the role of library collections, historical datasets to understand the impact of climate change?
How to use digital infrastructure for more equitable knowledge sharing?
What roles and skills are needed to make research from heritage organisations openly available?…”

What is Climate Justice?: A pre-OA Week Conversation

“Thank you for your interest in the pre-OA Week event – What is Climate Justice: A pre-OA Week Conversation. This year’s OA Week theme is Open for Climate Justice and we wanted to hold an event with experts in climate change and climate justice to give background information and resources to help you prepare your OA Week events. The event will be held on September 29th at 9PT/12ET/5BT and last 90 minutes.. The first half will be a conversation style panel and be followed by a jam session to brainstorm OA Week event ideas.”

Planet Research Data Commons Consultation Roundtables Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

“The ARDC would like to invite environmental researchers and decision makers to a consultation roundtable for the Planet Research Data Commons.

The Planet Research Data Commons will deliver shared, accessible data and digital research tools that will help researchers and decision makers tackle the big challenges facing our environment, which include adapting to climate change, saving threatened species, and reversing ecosystem deterioration.

We invite environmental researchers and decision makers to get involved in the consultations for the Planet Research Data Commons to help guide the development of the new digital research infrastructure.

The Planet Research Data Commons is the second of 2 pilot Thematic Research Data Commons launching in the 2022-23 financial year with an initial budget of $15.8m. The first pilot, the People Research Data Commons, is focused on digital research infrastructure for health research. The Planet Research Data Commons will explore the digital research infrastructure needs for research challenges set out in the 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, including environment and climate resilience.

The Planet Research Data Commons will support environmental researchers to develop cross-sector and multi-disciplinary data collaborations on a national scale. It will integrate underpinning compute, storage infrastructure and services with analysis platforms and tools that are supported by expertise, standards and best practices. And it will bring together data from a range of sources to tackle the big questions….”

International Open Access Week

” “Open for Climate Justice” is the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week (October 24-30).

Climate Justice is an explicit acknowledgement that the climate crisis has far-reaching effects, and the impacts are “not be[ing] borne equally or fairly, between rich and poor, women and men, and older and younger generations,” as the UN notes. These power imbalances also affect communities’ abilities to produce, disseminate, and use knowledge around the climate crisis. Openness can create 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 year’s focus on Climate Justice seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.

International Open Access Week is a time to coordinate across communities to make openness the default for research and to ensure that equity is at the center of this work. Selected by the Open Access Week Advisory Committee, this year’s theme is an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around how open enables climate justice. Open Access Week 2022 will be held from October 24th through the 30th; however, anyone is encouraged to host discussions and take action around “Open for Climate Justice” whenever is most suitable during the year and to adapt the theme and activities to their local context….”

Design and development of an open-source framework for citizen-centric environmental monitoring and data analysis | Scientific Reports

Abstract:  Cities around the world are struggling with environmental pollution. The conventional monitoring approaches are not effective for undertaking large-scale environmental monitoring due to logistical and cost-related issues. The availability of low-cost and low-power Internet of Things (IoT) devices has proved to be an effective alternative to monitoring the environment. Such systems have opened up environment monitoring opportunities to citizens while simultaneously confronting them with challenges related to sensor accuracy and the accumulation of large data sets. Analyzing and interpreting sensor data itself is a formidable task that requires extensive computational resources and expertise. To address this challenge, a social, open-source, and citizen-centric IoT (Soc-IoT) framework is presented, which combines a real-time environmental sensing device with an intuitive data analysis and visualization application. Soc-IoT has two main components: (1) CoSense Unit—a resource-efficient, portable and modular device designed and evaluated for indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring, and (2) exploreR—an intuitive cross-platform data analysis and visualization application that offers a comprehensive set of tools for systematic analysis of sensor data without the need for coding. Developed as a proof-of-concept framework to monitor the environment at scale, Soc-IoT aims to promote environmental resilience and open innovation by lowering technological barriers.

 

Open data to achieve the EU green transition | data.europa.eu

“To achieve the EU Green Deal and a to achieve a fair green and digital transition across Europe, access to data (open as well as private) is crucial. These data can provide users with information, e.g. through interactive maps or dashboards. It can also be used to create services that open the way to and speed up the process towards, for example, climate neutrality, reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improvement of energy efficiency and restoring biodiversity….

Across Europe, public institutions and private companies are using (open) data to develop services. Some examples are:…”