The International Center for Climate Governace launches a new project: the Think Tank Map
The Think Tank Map is a new observatory, developed by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), that provides an overview on the think tanks active in the field of climate change governance, allowing in-depth studies about their influence on policy and facilitating their networking activities.
The continuous development of new research strands in the fields of climate change and sustainable development is matched by the constant growth of the number of organizations that investigate them. In order to understand who are the most authoritative institutions working in the field of climate change, what they do and how they cooperate with other entities to influence the policy sphere, the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) has launched the Think Tank Map.
The Think Tank Map is an important resource for researchers, institutions, experts and policy makers; it allows them to find out readily useful information about the entities around the world active in tackling the issue of climate change.
The Think Tank Map consists of a series of interactive maps on which the locations of all the think tanks that are part of the observatory are pinpointed. It is possible to display all the think tanks on the map, or just the ones working in a specific field of research, or to look up the ones located in a particular country. For each think tank, the relevant information about its current projects and activities are presented.
The changes through time in think tanks, their scope and activities, will be matched by continuous updates to the Observatory, thus transforming it into a barometer that will reflect how the think tanks’ influence on policy makers is evolving.
ICCG’s Think Tank Map is a unique tool that creates new opportunities to interact and build new linkages, to discuss and to share new ideas. It aims to become the go-to resource for researchers, institutions and policy makers for keeping informed on the current projects and activities, finding new contacts, and engaging in mutually beneficial partnerships.
By collecting both scientific and statistic data about many different entities, the Think Tank Map will be the starting point for a series of in-depth studies about think tanks worldwide.
The "ICCG Think Tank Map" will be presented by Jan Trevisan – FEEM and CMCC – on Friday, October 28, at 12:00 at FEEM premises in Venice.