FRACTAL is a 4-year project (initiated in June 2015) coordinated by the Climate Systems Analysis Group at the University of Cape Town. The aim of the FRACTAL project is to advance scientific knowledge about regional climate responses to human activities (such as burning fossil fuels, changing land surface cover, etc.) and work with decision makers to integrate this scientific knowledge into climate-sensitive decisions at the city-regional scale (particularly decisions relating to water, energy and food with a lifetime of 5 to 40 years). FRACTAL is designed to work across disciplines within the scientific community and foster strong collaboration between researchers, city government officials and other key decision makers in southern Africa.

FRACTAL is funded through the Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) program. To learn more about FCFA, watch a short video here. FCFA is funded by Department for International Development and Natural Environment Research Council

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