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  1. The Climate-KIC team
  2. Paul Dickinson SPARK! lecture
  3. Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Paul Dickinson suggests creating an app to extend the use of CDP data to all of us. He says it should be: 'big, simple and incorruptible'.
What's it going to do?
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Access to data enables the public to hold firms accountable - in much the same way that the Aarhus Convention gave the public access to planning data and information and a greater role in the process. The key will be ensuring that the data is in a form that is immediately interpretable by the general lay person. A set of raw data would rely on NGOs and other organisations interpretting it first, which in turn leaves room for sceptics to deny the accuracy of the interpretation.
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Paul Dickinson said spending money is like voting. As citizens we can have the authority to influence the global market, to defend our best interests, the ecological security being one of these. We can move investors choices, and pretend better companies environmental performances. An app could be useful to collect all this, and could address enhanced environmental targets or strategies day after day, in every day life.
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I would like to be able to get info regarding e.g. companies efforts to compensate their global emissions, what they are doing practically to mitigate the environmental\social issues caused by the production or even by some little processes of it, the effects of these actions, how updated they are; this could address my choice in buying a more fair trade product for example and leave the one that I do not consider that much fair. It would be interesting to get a possibility for user to directly give points to companies to enhance competition\awareness\mitigation efforts.
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Very interesting talk.
We live in a world of technology and yes it seems that apps will be the future. We might need to consider how we'll secure the appropriate use of the app, avoiding any wrong use that will lead to false data.

Two things I will hold from this talk : 1. ''Trust is necessary''
2. CDP1 was founded at 2002? I think that the problem most of the times is that '' it takes so long for the world to motivate and act'' .
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Hello,
well I'm sure that there will be a lot of safety routes that can be developed by 'techie' people, but only CDP know how far they've got with that. The proper use thought will be possible if people understand how important this could be not only for the world, but also for themselves. It will always be a chance of misuse though.

As for the level of speed that some decisions are made, I think the most important is motivation from the people. Then less paperwork/bureaucracy.
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Do you mean as an individual?
Personal carbon footprint would be definitely interesting for me. I would also be interested in water capacity in my area.
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