Project Description


Date: Friday July 8th
Time: 9:00- 10:30 am (CST, time in Costa Rica)
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Introduction. Maite Cigaran. Communications expert, LEDS LAC Platform.

Climate Tagger: A tool for knowledge-driven organizations related to climate in Latin America. Wendy Alfaro. Researcher on climate change, agriculture and health.

Use of the Climate Tagger tool in SEI International. Monica Coll Besa Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute.

About the webinar

Climate Tagger is a suite of tools to help knowledge-driven organizations in the climate and development arenas streamline and catalogue their data and information resources, and connect them to the wider climate knowledge community. The Climate Tagger API is free to use and has been widely adopted in the field – by 2015 more than 700,000 documents had been analysed and tagged.

Climate Tagger utilizes Linked Open Data, and was first introduced by REEEP and other organizations of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group in 2011. It is backed by the expansive Climate Compatible Development Thesaurus, compiled with the help of experts in fields ranging from climate mitigation and adaptation to economy and green growth, and many more specific sub-sectors.

To make Climate Tagger valuable for a wide range of climate knowledge brokers across the globe, the tool has been built to support five languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German). Recently, we have looked at the use of controlled vocabularies in organizations from the LAC region, to learn from one another and to establish ties with potential collaborators.

This webinar introduced Climate Tagger and showcased current use-cases of the tool. The webinar was held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat:

About the speakers

Wendy Alfaro
Focused on result-driven research, MSc. in Human Nutrition for Health Promotion and Food Science and Technology. Conducted research for several international and national organizations in LEDS (Low Emission Development Strategies), sustainable development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), energy efficiency, green jobs, organic and Fair Trade products and specific market studies in the Latin American region. Wrote cases of sustainable leading companies and institutional and regulatory frameworks that support the adherence to environmental and social practices. Passionate about climate change and its impact on agriculture, food, nutrition and health.

Monica Coll Besa
She is a fellow researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), in the center of Oxford, England. Her work focuses on the analysis of social and climate vulnerability, and planning for adaptation to climate change. Specifically, she focuses on participatory processes for decision making and governance. She is also editor of the thematic area ’Synergies between mitigation and adaptation’ in weADAPT and supports the technical and strategic development of weADAPT (platform managed by SEI central Oxford).