Search and discovery of climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction landscape

12:30–13:00 Thursday 30 May


Room S15


Sukaina Bharwani (Sweden) 1; Julia Barrott (Sweden) 1

1 - Stockholm Environment Institute

The PLACARD Connectivity Hub is where the climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) communities come together to better understand which organisations are working on what issues, and where overlaps and synergies may be.

The Hub will improve collaboration, communication and coordination between the CCA and DRR communities and reduce incidences of redundancy and replication, which can arise from a lack of awareness of parallel and complementary work.

The design provides a highly visual, interactive and comprehensive overview of CCA and DRR signature spaces, from a range of European and global CCA and DRR platforms, such as the European Climate Adaptation Platform Climate-ADAPT, UNISDR’s knowledge sharing platform on disaster risk reduction, PreventionWeb, and SEI’s global climate adaptation platform, weADAPT. The hub includes:

  • A dynamic and interactive online visualisation of the landscape of organisations and activities, connecting the topic-specific knowledge networks on CCA and DRR.
  • Content including articles, authors, topics and organisations, allowing users to find relevant evidence, expertise, tools and methods, good practice insights, and peers.
  • Newly developed PLACARD taxonomies for CCA and DRR that provide excellent search abilities for discovering new projects, organisations and individuals with key expertise
  • A glossary that includes definitions of commonly used terms in CCA and DRR and usage notes.