Climate Tagger helps at a time when information is vast but knowledge is fragmented.

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.

Click to enlargeClimate 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).

How do I use Climate Tagger?

There are two ways to use Climate Tagger. To install the finished Climate Tagger module you must either be running the Drupalcontent management system (CMS) or the CKAN data portal. Otherwise, you can use the Climate Tagger API (Application Programming Interface) to implement Climate Tagger on any publishing environment with the help of your web developer.

To use Climate Tagger API you have to register. Once you’ve registered you will receive an automated email. Activate your account by following the link in this email and you will be able to log in to the API dashboard. In the dashboard, you can create new projects and get an authentication token to use Climate Tagger.

What are some use cases for Climate Tagger?

  1. To organise a previously unsearchable document database
  2. To cross-link your own resources
  3. To cross-link your resources with external documents (API functionality)
  4. To offers definitions, synonyms and links (API functionality)
  5. Multiple language tagging
  6. Add depth to your platform with suitable 3rd party resources (API functionality)

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