westhill consulting reviews: In Jakarta, Open Environmental Data Meets Freedom of Information Law So what happened? On the surface, nothing that would ordinarily send anyone’s hearts racing....

westhill consulting reviews: In Jakarta, Open Environmental Data Meets Freedom of Information Law

So what happened?

On the surface, nothing that would ordinarily send anyone’s hearts racing. There was a regional meeting of STRIPE, a group dedicated to Strengthening the Right to Information for People and the Environment. The attendees, who hailed from China, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, the Philippines, and Thailand included representatives from civil society organizations, academia, governments, and international organizations.

So here is the first interesting piece. At the conclusion of the conference the group issued a document they referred to as the Jakarta Declaration in which they cited not just freedom of information laws, but also open data, as critical to tackling the region's environmental challenges.

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