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Summary of FCFA work in Malawi

Roy Bouwer (SSN); Alice McClure (CSAG)

FCFA’s research in Malawi was carried out by the FRACTAL and UMFULA consortia. This brief covers FRACTAL’s work exploring decision making in Blantrye, Malawi. There is a separate brief that details UMFULA’s research in Malawi and how we can improve…

Summary of FCFA work in Botswana

Roy Bower (SSN); Alice McClure (CSAG)

This brief provides a summary of the work FCFA carried out in Botswana. Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) aims to generate fundamentally new climate science focused on Africa, and to ensure that this science has an impact on human development across the continent.…

Working Across Knowledge Types To Integrate Climate and Biodiversity Planning in Durban

Lulu Van Rooyen, Smiso Bhengu, Sean O'Donoghe & Alice McClure

Durban is a self-funded FRACTAL city. As a result, the city could tailor the approach to FRACTAL research according to their specific needs and align it to current activities and approaches. The aim for the embedded researcher (ER) was to…

Enhancing Receptivity to Co-Produce Urban Climate Knowledge

Dianne Scott, Anna Taylor & Alice McClure

The development and application of the concept of receptivity among stakeholders offers an alternative framing to that of seeking ‘entry points’ for climate information. Receptivity entails critically reflecting on one’s own knowledge and that offered by others (i.e. recognizing assumptions…

The Importance of Relationships & Network (Through Transdisciplinary Co-Production)

Rudo Mamombe, Jess Kavonic & Alice McClure

Addressing the cross-cutting problems associated with climate variability and change in southern African cities requires significant action, investment and collaboration to connect often ‘siloed’ departments and organisations. Building strong relationships and networks of stakeholders within and across cities is essential…

Embedded Researcher Approach

Anna Taylor

FRACTAL sought to deepen the engagement between scientific and city-regional decision makers. The project adopted an embedded researcher (ER) approach. ERs were recruited to liaise between scientists and decision-makers, dividing their time between universities and city government. Before the project,…

Climate Risk Narratives: ‘Humble’ Science

Chris Jack & Richard Jones

FRACTAL has experimented extensively with the use of Climate Risk Narratives (CRNs). These are stories told from the future of a changed climate and associated impacts. The CRNs were initially developed by climate scientists as plausible stories about the future…

Distillation of Climate Information Through Transdisciplinary Co-Production

Chirs Jack, Richard Jones, Laura Burgin, Joseph Daron & Alice McClure

The provision of climate information to support climate risk management activities typically focuses on the interface between climate science and decision-makers or ‘users’. Meeting user needs requires tailoring available products so they are relevant to the user’s context. Underlying information…

Co-exploring Burning Issues, Decision-making Processes & Climate Information needs

Sukaina Bharwani, Elizabeth Daniels & Ruth Butterfield

This story illustrates the importance of transdisciplinary co-exploration. Decision-support methods and participatory exercises can facilitate the co-exploration of ‘burning issues’, decision-making processes, and climate information needs. Decision-making can be complex and influenced by a range of stressors, including climate variability…

Moving Towards Integrated and Inclusive Climate Change Planning in Windhoek

Saima Haukelo, Kornelia IIpinge, John Mfune, Olavi Makuti, Anna Taylor, Elizabeth Daniels & Alice McClure

In Windhoek, FRACTAL contributed to developing the City of Windhoek’s new climate change strategy: the Integrated Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (ICCSAP). FRACTAL implemented a city learning lab approach in Windhoek to support the development of the ICCSAP. This…