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Civic Tech: Citizens Drive Environmental and Climate Protection with Public Data, Apps and Platforms

With citizen-owned digital tools, environmental data and government knowledge can become part of the common good and starting point for change.

Interview: How Can Citizens and Civil Society Use Civic Tech to Initiate Change?

What is civic tech and how can it facilitate political protest? Daniel Staemmler from Humboldt University Berlin answers these questions.

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What is Civic Tech?

Digital technologies offer the opportunity for more people to participate in research and policy, collect environmental data and create the pathways to demand climate action. This is what Civic Tech is all about. But what exactly is behind this term?