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FCFA Research Consortium Summary - FRACTAL

Roy Bouwer (SouthSouthNorth); Luleka Dlamini (SouthSouthNorth); Alice McClure (Climate Systems Analysis Group)

This brief provides a summary of the FRACTAL research consortium which carried out research on climate change in southern African cities as part of the FCFA programme. The FRACTAL team aimed to advance understanding of southern Africa’s climate, notably processes,…

Summary of FCFA work in Namibia

Roy Bouwer (SSN); Alice McClure (CSAG)

This brief provides a summary of the work FCFA carried out in Namibia. 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…

Summary of FCFA work in Mozambique

Roy Bouwer (SSN); Alice McClure (CSAG)

This brief provides a summary of the work FCFA carried out in Mozambique. 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…

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…

Working paper: An Embedded Researcher approach to integrate climate information into decision making in southern African cities: lessons from FRACTAL

Lulu Pretorius; Anna Taylor; Kornelia N Iipinge; Brenda Mwalukanga; Hecrálito Mucavele; Rudo Mamombe; Sandra Zenda; Alice McClure

There is often a disconnection or gap between scientific knowledge and the implementation of actions aimed at addressing related problems. This gap is especially evident in fields with complex interactions between a multitude of factors and actors, such as sustainability…

Brief: Zambia’s adaptation to climate change

Ali Romdhani, Monica Coll Besa, Dianne Scott, and Sukaina Bharwani

This brief explores how certain ideas and framing potentially shape state action in Zambia. The analysis is based on a review of five key policy documents from Zambian institutions, with a special focus on Lusaka, the nation’s capital. The brief…

Working in Tandem: focusing on collaboration to link climate science and climate policy.

Liz Daniels, Sukaina Bharwani, Ruth Butterfield and Karen Brandon

Policy-makers and planners who are trying to make decisions about how to adapt to climate change often do not use relevant scientific information, even when it is available. As a result, research on climate change adaptation has been slow to…

Exploring the power of collaboration to address climate change in urban Africa

Liz Daniels, Sukaina Bharwani and Brenda Mwalukanga

Events in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia, underscore the links between urban growth, climate change and residents’ health. SEI’s work through the Future Resilience for African CiTies And Lands (FRACTAL) project is exploring new approaches to policymaking to deal…

Projected impacts of climate extremes over selected African coastal cities under 1.5̊C and 2.0̊C Global Warming

Indasi V S, Nikulin G, Lennard C, Hewitson B, Jack C and Waagsaether K.

Research paper contribution to the Cities IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, 5-7th March 2018, Edmonton, Canada.

Transdisciplinarity, co-production and co-exploration: integrating knowledge across science, policy and practice in FRACTAL

The aim of this briefing paper is to summarise the three concepts and approaches of transdisciplinarity, knowledge co-production, and co-exploration and how they are being operationalised in FRACTAL. This is a summary of the associated FRACTAL working paper, which should…