Online Platforms Support Climate Change Adaptation Innovation, Knowledge Exchange
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BRIGAID’s recently launched Climate Innovation Window seeks to facilitate the market uptake of climate resilience innovations.

Brazil’s AdaptaClima platform makes available various materials on adaptation, such as studies, tools and methods, in a participatory system where users share their contents.

21 February 2018: The climate change adaptation community stands to benefit from two recently developed online tools designed to promote innovation and knowledge exchange. BRidging the Gap for Innovations in Disaster resilience (BRIGAID), a project under EU Horizon2020, has launched a portal for climate change adaptation innovation. Brazil has launched an online knowledge platform for climate change adaptation.

BRIGAID’s Climate Innovation Window (CIW) seeks to facilitate the market uptake of climate resilience innovations. CIW makes descriptive information of innovations and results produced through the application of BRIGAID methods accessible to innovators, public and private risk managers, policy and decision makers, industry, investors and other stakeholders.

BRIGAID spans from 2016-2020, and aims to bridge the gap between innovators and end users of tools to increase resilience to floods, droughts and extreme weather in Europe. In so doing, it contributes to implementation of SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), which aims to integrate innovations into value chains and markets, while at the same time achieving SDG 13 (climate action). Funded by the EU, BRIGAID is implemented by a consortium of organizations, academic institutions and think tanks across Europe. [SDG Knowledge Hub Guest Article on BRIGAID][Climate Innovation Window Webpage] [WeADAPT Press Release] [BRIGAID Website]

BRIGAID contributes to implementation of SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 13 (climate action).

Brazil’s AdaptaClima platform makes available various materials on adaptation, such as studies, tools and methods, in a participatory system where users share their contents. It seeks to disseminate quality information to decision makers from the different segments of the economy and society that struggle to reduce vulnerabilities associated with climate change.

Coordinated by the Brazilian Ministry of Environment, the development of AdaptaClima platform was implemented by the Center for Sustainability Studies of the São Paulo Business School of Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-EAESP) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), with support from the British Council through the Newton Fund. [AdaptaClima Website] [WeADAPT Press Release]

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The SDG Knowledge Hub publishes regular adaptation and loss and damage updates that can be found under the tag Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update.

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