AGORA provides two “Digital Academies” to support citizens and stakeholders to access open-source climate data for adaptation and tackle climate change disinformation.
A WHOLE HEAP OF CLIMATE DATA (AND HOW TO USE THEM)
AGORA includes a specific Digital Academy to access and use Climate Data and monitor Climate Risks. This tool is designed to make scientific and high-quality information available to citizens and stakeholders thus helping them better understand complex data sets and how to use them. In doing so, Climate Data can be used as the knowledge basis for decision making processes that can be supported by Climate Data as well as ongoing Climate-Risk monitoring processes. AGORA’s Climate Databases can contribute to increasing community awareness on climate-related and adaptation issues. The Academy will not only provide access to data but also support users with guidelines on how to read, interpret and effectively use the information, it can empower stakeholders and increase sustainable development. As a living tool, it will allow citizens to signal out existing initiatives and their impact at local and European levels, to inspire other communities on how to tackle climate-related risks.
DISINFORMATION: HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND TACKLE IT
Correct information is key to have communities engaged in climate actions, the Digital Academy against Climate Change Disinformation is designed to provide solid information on climate change. Based on scientific evidence, it identifies and addresses the main fake news on this topic and provides citizens with the tools to tackle them. It is an interactive training space, developed using educational-based software. It will be accessed through the Digital Agora and provide:
● Definitions and key facts regarding each issue derived from climate change and its
● Trustworthy information, such as articles and scientific publications
● Fact-checks that debunk climate change disinformation
● Relevant resources, such as media literacy material
● Bi-annual reports on the state of disinformation around climate change. The reports
will include a summary of the most viral disinformation narratives, accompanied by
related fact-checks, and additional scientific information to support them.