One of FRACTAL’s central aims has been to develop climate resilience and improved decision-making around climate related issues through knowledge co-production. Steering away from a more conventional top-down approach of climate scientists passing on their knowledge, a wide range of stakeholders and decision makers in nine southern African cities have instead collaborated with both the climate scientists and each other, to identify their local climate risks or ‘burning issues’. Through various FRACTAL engagements, they have worked together to understand their unique climate situation and find ways to approach and tackle those issues.
START, one of FRACTAL’s consortium partners, recently dedicated the third issue of their magazine to FRACTAL’s work. The magazine considers sustainability challenges and searches for possible solutions. The FRACTAL focussed issue is available here.