[okfn-discuss] example site Re: Introduction and an idea

koltzenburg at w4w.net koltzenburg at w4w.net
Mon Dec 17 11:12:56 UTC 2012

hello Maya, hi everyone,

as to what to do with open data you might be interested in studying this site which give a climate preview 
for Southern Germany on a 10x10km scale which is intended - if I got this correctly - to boost grassroots 
activism, among other things

it seems to combine Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) with Integrated Assessment Models on 
Energy-Economy-Climate-Agriculture - in this example they are using the RCP 8.5-Scenario (my translation 
summary of the "Szenarium" subpage)

koltzenburg at w4w.net

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From:Maya Forstater <hiyamaya at gmail.com>
To:"okfn-discuss at lists.okfn.org" <okfn-discuss at lists.okfn.org>
Sent:Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:16:48 +0000
Subject:[okfn-discuss] Introduction and an idea

> Hi
> I just wanted to introduce myself, before hopefully meeting some of you 
> tonight at the Cleanweb drinks.
> I am Maya Forstater. An independent consultant. Particularly concerned 
> with open data on corporate environmental impacts, but also working on 
> open government issues with the Transparency and Accountability initiative.
> I am more  of an information user than a data wrangler, but i am hatching 
> an open data idea, which i aim to make happen in 2013, and I would 
> appreciate any thoughts, offers to collaborate or pointers in the right direction.
> You can read the full outline here (with links etc...) 
> http://hiyamaya.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/a-little-tweak-to-the-broken-
> carbon-dashboard
> But basically the idea is to try to make the data that we have on 
> corporate carbon emissions (which is getting better all the time) more 
> meaningful, useful and accessible.
> A few companies have already adopted a way to report emissions in the 
> context of a global carbon budget; relating the proportion of the global 
> emission budget they use each year to the proportion of global value 
> creation they provide.
> This methodology is widely praised for tying individual company emission 
> data to the global challenge and to economic performance. However it has 
> not been widely adopted, because companies say it is too hard to compile 
> and interpret. In fact the technical difficulties of calculating and 
> communicating carbon stabilisation intensity measures are not 
> insurmountable.
> The underlying data to calculate comparable emission intensity pathways 
> for other companies and industries is in the public domian, but largely 
> lock into paper and pdf carbon disclosure reports rather than an 
> accessible data stream. If this data was converted into a machine readable 
> format it could be combined with with financial data to create live charts 
> which put company and investor performance into context using this methodology.
> The idea of this experiment, then is to unlock carbon emission data and 
> create a rich interactive visualisation which enables users to put it into 
> context.
> Happy to chat more about it on here or in the pub!
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> Phone: +44 (0) 7966676465
> Blog: www.hiyamaya.wordpress.com
> Twitter: MForstater
> Sent from my iPhone
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