PLACARD - PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction

  • EU Horizon 2020
  • International Research Project
  • 2015 to 2020

PLACARD is a Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action that seeks to support the coordination of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for coherent, mutually reinforcing and pragmatic planning and action. PLACARD will tackle current challenges by 1) providing a common ‘space’ where CCA and DRR communities can come together, share experiences and create opportunities for collaboration; 2) facilitating communication and knowledge exchange between both communities; and 3) supporting the coordination and coherence of CCA and DRR research, policy and practice.

PLACARD’s approach to achieving these goals is to establish a strong and operational network of networks by connecting to existing networks and boundary organisations, to foster dialogue among stakeholders (e.g. researchers, research funders, policymakers, practitioners) engaged in CCA and DRR at the international, European, national and sub-national scales. This overarching network will enable these communities to share knowledge, to discuss challenges and to jointly co-produce options to bridge the gaps they experience. It will support the development and implementation of a research and innovation agenda to make better use of research funding, as well as to develop guidelines to strengthen relevant institutions in their efforts to mainstream CCA and DRR.

Funding Institution:

EU H2020 project.


Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (Coordination); Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI); Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH (UFZ); The Chancellor, Master and Scholars of the University of Oxford (UOXF); Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC); Alterra – Wageningen UR; Umweltbundesamt GmbH (Environment Agency Austria); University of Geneva; Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.