How Linked Open Data (LOD) supports Sustainable Development & Climate Change Development

– Workshop

Wednesday 18 September, 11:45 – 13:15 @ Room 8, Floor 2

Panel members & workshop organisers:

This session gives an introduction & overview on how Linked Open Data (LOD) can push and support sustainable development and climate change development. Along real world examples by The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP, with or and the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN, with it will be showcased how these organisations (both NGOs) already use Linked Open Data (LOD) principles and technologies to reach their objectives in sustainable development as well as how this approach supports their vision of knowledge sharing and transparency. In addition to this the Semantic Web Company (SWC) – working in a lot in LOD projects in the field of sustainable development – will provide a short introduction into Linked Open Data (LOD) principles, benefits and best practises.

The workshop will be managed in the form of A) 3 short introductionary presentations (REEEP, GBPN, SWC) followed by B) 3-4 Lightning Talks and C) an open discussion with the experts and the audience.

This session should help interested organisations and individuals to learn more about the benefits and potentials of Linked Open Data (LOD) for sustainable development and climate change development and invites people to discuss use cases & ideas, principles and first steps, bottlenecks and/or pitfalls in the use of Linked Open Data (LOD) to support the respective goals together with the panelists.

This workshop is NOT a pure technical workshop – target groups are: decision makers, project developers & -managers, people interested in / working in the fields of sustainable development and / or climate change development, all types of data workers.
The workshop space can accommodate up to 15 people. To sign-up, express your interest in the topic and get in touch with the coordinators please write to [email protected].


Post-event update: please find here a workshop summary with links to all of the slides, additional reading regarding Linked Open Data and a Q&A page for further collaboration.


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