Towards a Common Vocabulary for Climate Change

8th June 2016
Locating good quality and relevant information to help address climate change can be a challenging and time consuming task. Paradoxically, in an increasingly interconnected and information rich world, the sheer volume of information being produced globally and the multiplicity of possible sources can make identifying and accessing the right information for your own particular context and needs increasingly difficult.

A new project being developed by three organisations, each with their own particular interests in climate knowledge sharing, aims to make a small contribution towards addressing this issue.
The project partners – Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) aim to develop a shared Linked Open Data (LOD) thesaurus which bring together and build on each of their independently developed controlled vocabularies.

The project is being supported by the Open Knowledge Hub (, an Open Content project funded by UKAid which aims to improve supply and accessibility of content that supports policy making and practice in global development. The Hub has been developed by a group of partners, led by the Open Knowlege and Digital Services team at the Institute of Development Studies.

Read more about the project behind the shared Linked Open Data (LOD) thesaurus