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#PlanetData Speakers - Running Order

Join us for a #PlanetData 'open house' at ODI Leeds, Munro House. Drop-in for the morning or afternoon or stay for the whole day, you will be in good company and will find someone to talk to about your project. The aim is to connect as many people as possible to work collaboratively, which will amplify the work already being done.

Data Surgery
10:00 - 16:00

The data surgery will be running all day and will be an opportunity for you to ask questions about finding, preparing, publishing, and using data.


10:00 - 12:00



Talk title or theme

Paul Connell

ODI Leeds

Introduction, and why we're hosting #PlanetData

David Barns

Our Future Leeds

Tackling the Climate, Ecological and Social Emergency in Leeds

Rob Greenland

Zero Waste Leeds

Building a movement to help Leeds to become a zero waste city by 2030

Natasha Connolly


Chris Pointon

Cambridgeshire Climate Emergency

Creating the climate emergency response centre for community action

Tea/Coffee Break


OMG Climate (video call)

Dr Paola Sakai

UKRI Research & Innovation Fellow

University of Leeds

Evidence-based planning in times of climate crisis: Vulnerability index tool

Jamie Saunders

Bradford Council (with link to WYCA/Leeds City region)

Communities, Cities and 'City-Regions' - Sustainability, Resilience, Futures - #OpenByDefault - safe, inclusive, circular?

Millie Duncan

Leeds Climate Commission

Laura Farquhar

The Environment Agency

Lunch Break

Free to catch up with folk at the Data Surgery, enjoy some lunch at the nearby cafes and market, chat to the ODI Leeds team about other projects, and more


13:45 - 16:00



Talk title or theme

Paul Connell

ODI Leeds

Quick introduction for folk joining us in the afternoon

Dr Henry Partridge

Trafford Data Lab

Cleaning up data for a climate emergency

Fredrik Uddenfeldt


How and why we digitised Sweden's climate transition

Patrick Lake

ODI Leeds

Airport emissions

Tea/coffee break

Warren Goodall

Slow the Flow

Community Led Natural Flood Management in Practice

Jeremy Meara

Northern Powergrid

Visualising Distributed Future Energy Scenarios

Ben Tongue

NHS Digital

Tech for Resilience

Stuart Lowe

ODI Leeds

Measuring trees and their benefits

What can we all do tomorrow?

A brief summary of the day and a call to action - what will you do tomorrow to make things happen?