[Open Access Week 2022 special] How can publishing initiatives promote climate justice? Interview with Rachel Martin, Global Director of Sustainability, Elsevier
The theme for International Open Access Week 2022 is Open for Climate Justice. In this interview, I speak with Rachel Martin, Global Director of Sustainability at Elsevier, about the different ways in which publishing initiatives can improve the communication of climate research and promote climate justice—including through open access publishing.
Rachel talks about the barriers to climate justice and the importance of developing a sustainability mindset when developing strategies that facilitate climate action. While she discusses the role of open access and, more broadly, the open science movement in increasing the reach of climate research, she also emphasizes adopting a more holistic approach.
Watch the video to hear her talk about the need to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within climate research; make the research accessible to stakeholders in different ways, such as through synoptic reports; and promote interdisciplinary thinking among researchers.
More about Rachel Martin
Rachel Martin is the Global Director of Sustainability at Elsevier, where she is driving transformational change in the priority areas of sustainability with a focus on climate action. In 2020, she launched the Elsevier report The Power of Data to Advance the SDGs. Rachel is also part of the team that launched the UN Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact, and recently co-founded the Publishing 2030 Accelerator to help drive climate action in the publishing industry. She represents Elsevier on several industry sustainability committees. She is based in Amsterdam.
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