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There has been much discussion on this site about the opportunities that open data provides for enhanced government service. At our recent San Francisco workshop we had the chance to discuss some of the ‘next waves’ of open data policy with the advent of more sensor networks and the availability of more environmental data.

In this discussion we touch on how environmental agencies are increasingly embracing digital engagement techniques to get more citizens more savvy about their local environments. We touch on the likely impact of a Trump presidency on environmental issues and the way forward for the environmental movement in an increasingly joined-up world.

In the video Jeff Peel, Editor Citizen2020, interviews Jayant Kairam of the Environmental Defense Fund and Bruce Wolfe of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, San Francisco.