Climate Spotlights embed into web pages, pointing users to targeted collections of information within the Climate Web. Climate Spotlights are an easy way to help all kinds of user and interest groups to access the climate-related information that they are likely to find “actionable.”
Those who can benefit from Climate Spotlights include legal and consulting organizations, private companies, think tanks and research institutions, advocacy organizations, academic institutions, even foundations and governmental entities. Anyone who wants to offer a dynamic interface to website visitors can benefit, whether to provide a better way to organize materials, or as a way to help bring website visitors up a topical learning curve on complicated questions ranging from the social cost of carbon to geoengineering. With a Climate Spotlight, you can direct users with different interests or levels of knowledge down different information paths using the Climate Web
Climate Spotlights can be static or regularly updated. They can be entirely public or largely private by locating them on limited-access web pages (or even set up external to the Climate Web if confidentiality is required).
Take a look at the Climate Spotlights we currently have available for investigation:
- The Paris Agreement: illustrating how the Climate Web can track and inform regarding trending topics and events.
- Climate Snapshot: illustrating how the complexity of climate change data and trends can be pulled together in an easy-to-use dashboard.
- BIG Questions Spotlight: illustrating how the Climate Web can help users quickly explore extremely complicated questions at the heart of societal and business responses to climate change.
- Social Cost of Carbon Spotlight: illustrating how the Climate Web can help users dive as deeply as they wish into complicated and contested technical and policy issues.
- Business Climate Risk Spotlight: illustrating how a single-screen dashboard can keep business decision-makers informed across the spectrum of climate risk and opportunity.
- Carbon Pricing: illustrating how knowledge management can help build a common platform for considering and discussing key policy topics.
- The “Exploration Fun” Spotlight: which pulls together easy to review collections and lists from great popular books to great political cartoons.
- Oregon and Climate Change Spotlight: illustrating how the Climate Web can provide easy access to the work that an organization or state may have done on climate change over the last 5-20 years.
- Visualizing Change: illustrating how users can be helped to look at a particular topic, in this case visualizing change, through multiple lenses. It includes visualizations based on data, visualizations based on story-telling, visualizations based on poetry and art.
To explore how a Climate Spotlight can benefit your audience or website, or for a demonstration, contact the Climatographers at 503-913-0025.