SEI Contact:

Holger Hoff

Mobile: +49 179 842 9497

Time-frame: 2015–2020

Project status: Active


This project will establish a comprehensive coordination and knowledge exchange platform for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR) for multi-stakeholder dialogue and
consultation. The goal is to address gaps and fragmentation challenges in current research, policy-making and practice, and support the development and implementation of an evidence base for research and innovation policies.

Specifically, PLACARD has the following objectives:

• Establish a network of networks of different 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 adaptation and DRR decision-making context;

• Facilitate and guide knowledge exchange and mobilization between adaptation and DRR;

• Strengthen adaptation and DRR institutions and give direction to policy-practice agendas;

• Streamline the dissemination and implementation of ongoing and evolving research and innovation activities on adaptation and DRR across scales.