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WEBINAR: Informed Decision Making for a Climate Resilient Future: The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto
October 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 p.m. EDT | 6:00 p.m. CEST
The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB), is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on the recently released Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto.
The vision of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB) is a world in which people make climate sensitive decisions fully informed by the best available climate knowledge. To achieve this vision, the CKB has been built around a strong drive towards collaboration, exchange and the use of open data. The recently published Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto sets out these principles and calls for joint action to meet the massive climate knowledge challenges ahead.
In this webinar, Florian Bauer, member of the CKB Steering Committee and head of its Coordination Hub, will present the manifesto, its ideas, principles and visions. He will explain how climate knowledge brokers can lead the way towards more quality- and demand-driven information distribution. He will also explain how strong collaboration between brokers, users and funders will be essential to achieve this.
The presentations will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.
Florian is REEEP’s COO and Director of the Open Knowledge Programme of REEEP. This includes the management of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (a group of more than 150 leading knowledge brokers in the international climate sector) as well as REEEP’s knowledge tools such as reegle.info (a linked open data clean energy information portal) and the Climate Tagger (a tool to automatically tag unstructured content and connect it with similar content on other websites). Florian co-authored the book Linked Open Data: The Essentials and plays a leading and consulting role in Open Data and Linked Open Data in the international development and climate change community. Prior to joining REEEP, Florian worked as a project manager and consultant for Siemens Austria, where he managed intercultural projects, and he founded a web design firm in 2003. Florian Bauer holds a Master’s Degree in IT Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology.