Feedback from Climate Tagger Users

“Climate Tagger and REEEP’s outstanding support have been instrumental to the CTCN as we strive to promote the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient developmentImplement a holistic climate risk strategy that overcomes barriers and launches fully funded key adaptation initiatives'How can we reach our development targets while accounting for current and future risks? and improve access to climate technology-related information from sources around the world. The Climate Tagger and Thesaurus help the CTCN to provide users with the most relevant technology solutions, capacity building and policy advice on climate adaptationAdjustments in human and natural systems, in response to actual or expected climate stimuli or their effects, that moderate harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. (IPPC) and mitigationMitigation refers to actions that reduce our contribution to the causes of climate change. This means reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), through energy efficiency and using alternative forms of transport and energy.(UKCIP) in both a coordinated and efficient way.”

René Freytag
Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)


“The main benefit of using the Climate Tagger is that it allows us to efficiently tag, categorize, and organize the growing body of green growthGreen growth means promoting economic growth while reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, minimising waste and inefficient use of natural resources, and maintaining biodiversity. Green growth means improving health prospects for populations and strengthening energy security through ... data and knowledge. After investigating various options and seeking advice and recommendations, the GGKP deemed the Climate Tagger to be the most advanced and widely adopted of such efforts and hence made the decision to partner with REEEP and integrate the tagging tool into the new web platform… By serving as the central “regulator” of this tagging process, Climate Tagger has the potential to facilitate development of a common language for green growth research and projectsProject is an intervention designed to achieve specific objectives within specified resources and implementation schedules, often within the framework of a broader program. (Glossary Monitoring and Evaluation Terms; MERG Monitoring & Evaluation Reference Group and UNAIDS). The GGKP fully supports the Climate Tagger and would actively encourage other portals to use it going forwards.”

Benjamin Simmons
Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)


“The Climate Tagger and Thesaurus are critical elements to the design of our extended Climate-smart Planning Platform. We have received excellent and timely support from REEEP in all stages of planning and programming the Climate-smart Planning Platform. They could not have been more helpful. We are definitely planning on continuing to use the Climate Tagger and Thesaurus and would recommend other portals in the climate adaptationAdjustments in human and natural systems, in response to actual or expected climate stimuli or their effects, that moderate harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. (IPPC), resilience and low carbon development space to do so as well, since this allows search results across different portals to be combined intelligently. Users will benefit most from knowledge brokers combining and sharing resources, and the Climate Tagger and Thesaurus is one element that allows this.”

John Rogers
The World Bank (WB)


“By investing in the extension of the Thesaurus we hope to further increase the benefit to the users of the Climate Tagger in finding relevant information more quickly and easily. We have enjoyed working with the dedicated staff from REEEP throughout the process and could witness the improvement of the search findings and their relevance over time. We hope that REEEP will continue its successful work on the Climate Tagger and explore new features such as an enhanced visualization of the Thesaurus content.”

Timo Leiter
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


“The OpenEI team was involved in the early testing of the Climate Tagger and has been using it ever since… I have on various occasions recommended it to developers of other portals, as well as to developers at renewable energyRenewable energy is power generated from infinite sources, such as wind or solar power. Conventional energy is generated from finite sources, such as natural gas or fossil oil. themed hackathons and those simply looking to better categorize their content or data. The example queries on the site make it incredibly easy to showcase, and the consensus among those I show it to is that it is well documented and easy to get started with. In fact, I’ve even shown the Climate Tagger API demo page to developers tasked with API development as an example of how an API should be documented online.”

Jon Weers
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)


“Climate Tagger has the potential to provide much needed structure and systematisation to the field of climate adaptation research and practice at a time when information is vast but knowledge is fragmented, and lessons learntLearning from experience that is applicable to a generic situation rather than to a specific circumstance. (UNDP)Generalizations based on evaluation experiences with projects, programs, or policies that abstract from the specific circumstances to broader situations. Frequently, lessons highlight ... difficult to analyse methodically. And we are still only scratching the surface of possibilities, such as deep meta-analysis of content based on location and organization-related data provided by Climate Tagger, or innovative visualization methods made possible by tags – something we at weADAPT are exploring. We also look forward to helping Climate Tagger itself adapt, by learning new terms and structured frameworks as they emerge in the climate adaptation field.”

Sukaina Bharwani
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)


“The Climate Tagger is an essential tool being used on Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency’s (C2E2) Knowledge Management System (KMS). The Climate Tagger enabled the KMS to deliver users with access to the most relevant information, reports, publications and databases on energy efficiencyUsing less energy/electricity to perform the same function. Programs designed to use electricity more efficiently - doing the same with less.. This tool analyses the input data and automates and identifies key words, sectors, regions and countries, which saves the administrative team significant time. C2E2 strongly suggests and encourage other organisations/users/portals to consider using the Climate Tagger in various information initiatives.”

Aristeidis Tsakiris
Tim Farrell
Copenhagen Centre on Energy EfficiencyUsing less energy/electricity to perform the same function. Programs designed to use electricity more efficiently - doing the same with less. (C2E2)

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