Florian Bauer

COO

Currently I am COO and Deputy Director General at REEEP, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership. My responsibilities include the operational management of the organisation as well as management of the “Climate Knowledge Brokers Group” (a group of more than 150 leading knowledge brokers in the international climate sector) and REEEP’s knowledge tools such as reegle.info (a leading linked open data clean energy information portal) and the Climate Tagger (a tool to automatically tag unstructured content and connect it with similar content on other websites). I also co-authored the books “Linked Open Data: The Essentials” and "The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto" and am active in a consulting role in Open Data and Linked Open Data in the international development and climate change community. 

I strongly believe that people can make climate sensitive decisions only if they are informed by the best available climate knowledge. Therefore principles such as "open knowledge", sharing and collaboration have to be the standards of our work as publishers and brokers of climate information. 

Prior to joining REEEP, I worked as a Project Manager and Consultant for Siemens Austria, where I gained experience in managing inter-cultural projects, and founded a webdesign company in Austria.

I obtained a Masters Degree in IT-Management and a Bachelors Degree in Software Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology.

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'101' capacity building modules for climate knowledge brokering

These modules introduce six topics, including the basics of climate knowledge brokering, how it contributes to climate-resilience, setting up knowledge platforms and gender-sensitive approaches.

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The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto

This manifesto describes the essential role of climate knowledge brokers in helping people make climate sensitive decisions fully informed by the best available climate knowledge.

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CKB Workshop 2015 Report

This report summarises the discussions and conclusions from the 2015 Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group workshop, held 23–24 June 2015.  

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Reegle

In an explosively growing online world, it is critical to make large independent databases more searchable. Tagging the information in individual documents is an excellent way to make them...

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Climate Adaptation Learning Resources

Training modules on climate analysis, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning.
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