“Biodiversity and Climate Change” is one of many Mission Spotlights that can be built to organize information in the Climate Web around a particular organizational or individual mission. This Spotlight focuses on the overlapping problems of climate change and biodiversity loss. It explores how the Conservation Philanthropy Facility wants to maximize the benefit of philanthropic spending by targeting the overlap of the two problems.
This kind of Spotlight can be embedded into any website to feature or point to a particular mission, organization, or topic. We can size Spotlights differently in terms of size of the Frame within with the Spotlight sits. (Sample frame sizes can be seen here). Also note that hyperlinks can be used on the webpage to guide users around a Spotlight, even to materials not specifically shown in the Spotlight.
Here we’ll briefly explain how to use the Spotlight.
- Go up (parent thoughts) to find whatever topical headings the Spotlight is linked to (in this case Conservation Philanthropy). You can keep going up from there to get to larger Networking category of T – Funders (which includes organizational and other links relevant to the philanthropic space.
- Going down (child thoughts) takes you into how we’ve tentatively organized information to profile the organizational mission behind the spotlight. You can explore through several layers of ideas and headings, but you won’t find a lot of specific information linked to those thoughts yet (see next bullet for why).
- Going sideways (jump thoughts) is a bit of wildcard. In this case it points you to the Biodiversity Index entry; activating that thought shows you how biodiversity fits into the larger Climate Web index. The Jump Thoughts also point you to places in the Climate Web (S – for published sources, N – for news and blogs, T – for networking) where information relevant to the overlap between biodiversity loss and climate change is already being organized. It is a large amount of information, but in most cases it has not yet been parsed through to extract the ideas, the data, and the graphics that will eventually need to be linked to the outline structure described in the paragraph just above.
If this kind of a Mission or Topical Spotlight is of interest to your or your organization, please see our Advancing YOUR Goals webpage for more information.