From March-September 2021, a pilot series of "OpenClimate" calls was convened to understand the relationship of the open movement to the climate crisis. Each call was facilitated by one of the conveners and started with 1-2 quick talks meant to prompt additional conversation.

If you are interested in facilitating a call, giving a short talk under one of the topics below, or would like to propose a future topic for these calls, please use the talk page. A link to join each call will be available several days prior and posted on this page. You can also see the call notes here.

List of calls[edit | edit source]

Mar 18, 2021 - MozFest session: Open Questions in a Warming World: Defining Our Audience[edit | edit source]

Link to session information.

Mar 30, 2021 - Call #01: Can the Open movement contribute to the climate crisis?[edit | edit source]


Presenters: Presenters: Emilio Velis (Appropediaslides); Tjark Döring & Tobias Augspurger from Open Sustainable Technology. Facilitated by: Evelin Heidel. Write-up of this call.


  • What is the *thing* that the Open movement can contribute to solving the Climate Crisis?
  • Where do you go to find solutions/information about how to solve some of these problems?
  • How do you close the information gap?

Apr 27, 2021 - Call #02: How does open data work for decision-makers?[edit | edit source]


Presenters: Ana Grijalva (UNDP Accelerator Lab Ecuador); Angela Eaton (Open Environmental Data). Facilitated by: Emilio Velis. Write-up of the call.

Main questions:

  • How is using open data different in different contexts (kinds of work, geographies, etc)?
  • Why are people going to other kinds of data? Are there other competing alternatives to open data? Are there practicality issues or tradeoffs with open data?
  • What kinds of impact does open data create? How are end-users using it in the workflows?
  • What challenges do you encounter when discussing open data with other people in your space?

May 25, 2021 - Call #03: What content gap questions are the Open movement missing in relation to the Climate Crisis?[edit | edit source]


Main questions:

  • Where do we see knowledge gaps and audiences needing access to the information?
  • How is the global picture different from local geographies or in local languages?

June 29, 2021 - Call #04: What are the challenges of "openness" in environmental research of the climate crisis?[edit | edit source]


This OpenClimate call will focus on the challenges of translating the Open movement work into environmental research of the climate crisis. It will be facilitated by Luis Felipe Murillo with short talks by Myanna Lahsen (National Institute for Space Research, Brazil) and Sílvio Carlos (Socioenvironmental Institute, Brazil).

Aug 31, 2021 - Call #05: How can the Open internet dismantle the power structures that delay climate action?[edit | edit source]

The internet is the world's most giant coal-powered machine. It is increasingly controlled by a few tech companies and is under threat of becoming a monoculture.

We envision an internet that is sustainable and just. The internet should be a global public resource: one that is fossil-free, open and accessible to all, and in service to the diverse needs of people everywhere.

We'll discuss:

  • How can the open internet dismantle the power structures that delay climate action?
  • How can the open movement accelerate the internet's transition from fossil fuels?
  • How can the internet become a sustainable and positive force for climate justice?

Sep 28, 2021 - Call #06: Open Climate Season 1 wrap-up[edit | edit source]

Join us on September 28, 14:00 UTC, as we close season 1 of #OpenClimate calls with Michelle Thorne, Emilio Velis, Alex Stinson, Evelin Heidel and Luis Felipe Murillo. Help us think about how we move from here to better connect the open movement to the climate crisis.

  • Facilitator: Shannon Dosemagen.
  • September 28, 2021: 10am ET (find your time)

Oct 4, 2021 - Radical Climate Justice for the Global Commons[edit | edit source]

  • Recording available here.
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