Climatelinks Wins 2021 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development

By Climatelinks

We are proud to announce that Climatelinks was selected to receive the 2021 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development in the category of Environmental Standard of Excellence.

From mid-2020 to early 2021, the Climatelinks team partnered with the website developer, Forum One, on a major redesign of the site to give it a fresh look and new features.

The website’s updated design brings climate resources and technical guidance to the fingertips of USAID staff and the broader development community around the world. Updated country pages include climate change indicator data on greenhouse gas emissions, forest area, deforestation, climate vulnerability, as well as USAID funding, country plans, and climate commitments. 

Today, the site houses more than 3,000 resources and more than 600 blogs. An average of almost 24,000 visitors came to the site each month in 2020. Climatelinks’ monthly newsletter has almost 10,000 subscribers.

The WebAwards are the longest-running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.

Congratulations to our partners at Forum One, whose leadership during the redesign process was instrumental in delivering a stronger website to the global Climatelinks community

Strategic Objective
Climate Change Integration



Climatelinks is a global knowledge portal for USAID staff, implementing partners, and the broader community working at the intersection of climate change and international development. The portal curates and archives technical guidance and knowledge related to USAID’s work to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

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Climatelinks had a big year in 2021! More than 284,000 people used the site, visiting from more than 220 countries around the globe. In December 2021, we outlined the top 5 photos, blogs, and resources of the year, as well as blogs and resources that you may have missed. Stay tuned for more great content in 2022 and Happy New Year to our wonderful Climatelinks community.
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