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Monica Granados

Assistant Director, Open Climate

Dr. Monica Granados is Assistant Director, Open Climate and leads the Open Climate Campaign a multi-year campaign to open knowledge about the climate crisis and preserving global biodiversity. Climate change, and the resulting harm to our global biodiversity, is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. If we are going to solve these global challenges, the knowledge (research, data, educational resources, software) about them must be open.

While doing her PhD in ecology at McGill University, Monica discovered that incentives in academia promote practices that make knowledge less accessible leading her to devote her career to making knowledge more equitable and open. Prior to coming to CC, Monica worked at Environment and Climate Change Canada as a Senior Policy Advisor on the Open Science Team and is presently on the Leadership Team of PREreview.

Monica lives in Ottawa, Canada with her partner where she enjoys performing improv with her troupe, building Lego sets and volunteering with the Ottawa Volunteer Search and Rescue Team.

Posts by Monica Granados

CC Supports a new Digital Knowledge Act for Europe

Copyright, Open Access, Open Data, Open Knowledge, Open Science, Policy

Anonymous, “Prudence, Wisdom and Knowledge”, National Library of the Netherlands, Public Domain Mark.  In December last year, the Communia Association for the Public Domain — of which Creative Commons (CC) is a member —  asked the European Commission and European Parliament to consider the development of a Digital Knowledge Act. In this blog post, we…

Open Climate Campaign at UNFCCC Conference of the Parties 28

Open Climate

The complexity of climate change is on display at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP). The conference is arranged into two major zones, blue and green, with the former accessible only by parties  with UNFCCC accreditation. The green zone is a landscape dotted by venues with booths…

An Open Wave: New Calls for Open Access

Open Climate

The Open Climate Campaign is pleased to see the recent wave of announcements requiring open access to knowledge that support our goal to make the open sharing of research outputs the norm in climate science. The Campaign recognizes that in order to generate solutions and mitigations to climate change, the knowledge (i.e. research papers, data,…