Climate Tagger

Climate change doesn't recognize borders. Neither should climate knowledge.

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, spanning countries and continents, societies and generations, sectors and disciplines. Yet crucial data and information on climate issues are still too often amassed - diffuse - in closed silos.

Climate Tagger is a solution to scan, sort, categorise and enrich climate and development-related data, improving the efficiency and performance of knowledge ecosystems. Climate Tagger is powered by a multilingual climate smart development thesaurus and taxonomy generated and vetted by experts in their fields, and utilising Linked Open Data to automatically connect to knowledge resources worldwide.

How it works

Climate Tagger automatically scans, labels, sorts and catalogues data and document collections to help knowledge-driven organizations in the climate and development arenas streamline information resources and connect to the wider climate knowledge community. The Climate Tagger Suite provides automatic tagging and offers easy to install drupal tagging, wordpress tagging, CKAN tagging and tagging documents for other systems via the Climate Tagger API.

Step 1

Climate Tagger is installed for use with unstructured content within databases, websites or document bundles from anywhere in the world in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German.

Step 2

Climate Tagger scans the unstructured information and identifies specific terms and concepts held within the sources covering multiple sectors relevant to climate compatible development.

Step 3

Climate Tagger 'tags' the content based on suggestions from the expansive Climate Smart Thesaurus, categorising and linking any resources connected to the system and making them searchable online.

Added Functionality via the Climate Tagger API

Geo-Tagging: With the added functionality provided by the Climate Tagger API, users can connect content and concepts with geographic locations. 

Enriching Content: Climate Tagger can also be used to enrich content, adding related information based on the extracted concepts, including expanded definitions, translations and other linked terms.

Content Pool: Climate Tagger allows organizations to connect their data and information resources to the Climate Tagger Content Pool, helping users discover underappreciated, unknown and newly made connections between knowledge resources from multiple sources around the world.

There are also plugins to add the Climate Smart Glossary to Drupal and to add the Climate Smart Glossary to WordPress.

Who is behind Climate Tagger?

Climate Tagger was developed by REEEP in collaboration with the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Open Energy Information program, the Stockholm Environment Institute’s weADAPT program and the Institute for Development Studies’ Eldis program, as part of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group. Climate Tagger is made possible thanks to the generous financial support of a number of donors, including the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, the Federal Government of Germany and the Climate Technology Centre and Network of the United Nations Environment Programme.

Climate Tagger utilizes Linked Open Data, and is based on the tried-and-true reegle Tagging API (now Climate Tagger API), first introduced by REEEP in 2011 to help its network better catalogue and connect data, and backed by the expansive Climate Compatible Development Thesaurus, developed by experts in fields ranging from climate mitigation and adaptation to economy and green growth, and even specific areas such as REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).

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