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UK NORDIC BALTIC SUMMIT: 19-20 JANUARY 2011 ESTONIA

DENMARK

ICELAND

FINLAND

LATVIA

UNITED KINGDOM

NORWAY

LITHUANIA

SWEDEN


Practical solutions for environmental challenges: using GIS as action tool for civil society Synopsis: Environmental problems reported daily to the initiative “Guarding Earth” reminds that despite existing laws and requirements a lot of challenges demands stronger initiatives to deal with them. Environmental NGO with help of GIS technology provides opportunity for everyone make a practical change for cleaner environment. Solution for environment - opportunity for business, civil society and public sector. Presenter: Mr. Žymantas Morkvėnas Short Biography: Biologist. Active in the environmental field since 1995, have been recognized within leading environmental community as initiator and nominated leader of environmental NGO Coalition. Since 2003, leading environmental NGO - Baltic environmental forum, which is proactive and recognised as leading environmental NGO in Lithuania.


“Obvious - that’s not a holy water!” reports Ms. Laima 350 m2 “oil lake” “Globe Assimi” oil tanker crash in the Baltic sea November 1981 Dumped 600 000 tones of contaminated soil Soviet environmental management remains


The TOOL

Simple to report Efficient to solve “Magic recipe” workflow Transparency & feed backing on geospatial data Advisor to environmental management “Everybody can make a change” in practice


Benefit

Before

Effective public response to environmental challenges Power of public monitoring Involved business: image and contribution to practical initiative of public Geo-spatial data brings benefit for public administration NGO arguments based on data

After


1300 reports received

55,8%

21,8%

2,9%

19,5%


Vision for future International scale Guarding Earth on mobile devices Technology and geo-spatial data facilitates social networking

Žymantas Morkvėnas E-mail: zymantas.morkvenas@bef.lt Phone: +370 614 725 97 www.bef.lt

Practical solutions to environmental challenges  

Mr Žymantas Morkvėnas, Leader of environmental NGO Baltic environmental forum in Lithuania, founder and member of Environmental NGOs Coaliti...

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