The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership has joined forces with the Climate Technology Centre and Network, the operational arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Technology Mechanism, to launch a climate data tool.
The Climate Tagger automatically scans, labels, sorts and catalogues data and document collections. The partners say it will help knowledge-driven organizations in the climate and development arenas streamline their information resources, and connect them to the wider climate knowledge community.
Climate Tagger is based on the Tagging API, first introduced by REEEP in 2011 to help its network better catalogue and connect data, and backed by the Climate Compatible Development Thesaurus, developed by experts in fields ranging from climate mitigation and adaptation to economy and green growth, and specific areas such as REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).
The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory assisted in testing and implementation of the tool.
Global emissions should drop by 40 to 70 percent between 2010 and 2050, and hit zero by 2100 to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century, according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s synthesis report released in Copenhagen last month.