[okfn-discuss] Apps4Climate

Lucy Chambers lucy.chambers at okfn.org
Thu Jan 19 17:34:31 UTC 2012

Hi David,

An excellent suggestion. Would you be interested in getting involved

@Velichka, something to look into?

All the best,


On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM, David Hirst <david at davidhirst.com> wrote:

> A fascinating idea.
> Is it likely to be possible to do a world / continental version of the DECC
> 2050 pathways model?
> http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/tackling/2050/2050.aspx. This model
> is
> UK oriented, and written for Excel (ugh), but it claims to be "Open
> Source".
> The data is probably available, but is mostly under IEA copyright. The
> project could work to release it.
> Might it be worth some liaison with
> http://www.fateoftheworld.net/community.
> It is not a game I have properly learned yet (the world so far always ends
> in catastrophe!) but there may be scope for enhancing it and its data
> sources.
> Regards
> David
> David Hirst
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> Dimitrova
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> Subject: [okfn-discuss] Apps4Climate
> Dear all,
> I would like to draw your attention to the current Apps4Climate competition
> announced by the World Bank and ask you whether you would consider joining
> the Open Economics/Open Energy group in preparing a submission. Here is a
> short summary of the most relevant competition
> rules:
> - Each Software Application must be related to climate change, either to
> raise awareness, measure progress, or to help in some way to address the
> development challenges of climate change.
> - Each Software Application must make use of one or more of the datasets
> listed in the World Bank Data Catalog (data.worldbank.org) or Climate
> Change
> Knowledge Portal (http://sdwebx.worldbank.org/climateportal/).
> - Submissions may be any kind of software application, be it for the web, a
> personal computer, a mobile handheld device, console, SMS, or any software
> platform broadly available to the public.
> - The Competition Period ends on March 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST.
> Here are some ideas that are worth investigating:
> - We could do an app, which visualises different energy indicators for all
> countries from the World Bank database, as in http://energy.publicdata.eu/
> .
> - We could also use geo-spatial data on deforestation and build a world
> map,
> which tracks changes in forest area and land use as well as carbon dioxide
> emissions. There has been a project by the European Commission just for
> forest area change and just for Europe:
> http://efdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/viewer/. I am not aware of a project for an
> app, which includes the whole world.
> Is there anyone else working on this? If there are enough human resources
> we
> could even prepare two submissions.
> Looking forward to hear from you,
> Velichka Dimitrova
> Open Economics/Open Energy Working Group
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