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PLACARD : PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction


PLACARD’s (PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction) mission is to be the recognised platform for dialogue, knowledge exchange and collaboration between the Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) communities. In the large and complex landscape of stakeholder networks, research, policy initiatives and information sources, the PLACARD hub will enhance the coherence of and give direction to CCA and DRR research, policy and practices, strengthening cooperation and countering fragmentation between the domains.

The programme will establish a comprehensive coordination and knowledge exchange platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue and consultation to address gaps and fragmentation challenges, and support the development and implementation of an evidence base for research and innovation policies.

Specifically, PLACARD aims to:

  • Establish a network of networks of CCA and DRR stakeholder groups and initiatives at the international, European, national and sub-national scales
  • Create a common ‘space’ to facilitate dialogue and consultation among stakeholders and initiatives
  • Design effective science, policy and practice dialogues
  • Take stock of the CCA and DRR decision-making context
  • Facilitate and guide knowledge exchange and mobilisation between CCA and DRR
  • Strengthen CCA and DRR institutions and give direction to policy-practice agendas
  • Streamline the dissemination and implementation of ongoing and evolving research and innovation activities on CCA and DRR across


Project information

Foundation of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FFCUL)

Foundation of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Portugal), Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden), Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany), Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (Italy), Alterra – Wageningen UR (Netherlands), Environment Agency Austria (Austria), UKCIP, University of Oxford (United Kingdom), University of Geneva (Switzerland), Red Cross Climate Centre (International)

Source of funding
Horizon 2020 Programme

Reference information



Climate change adaptation, Disaster risk reduction, collaboration, dialogue, knowledge exchange, networks, platform, stakeholders



Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Ice and Snow, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Water Scarcity


Sector Policies, Adaptation Measures and Actions, Adaptation Plans and Strategies


Disaster Risk Reduction

Geographic characterization


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