Tools & interactive products

This page includes tools that have been developed within the FRACTAL project, or by partners involved in the project, to aid decision making related to climate change. Click on the name of the tools below to redirect to the tool portal.

Maputo photo story: Africa’s New Urban Climate

This photo story was produced during the Maputo learning lab (March 2017). It provides an overview of climate-related challenges being faced in Maputo, as well as FRACTAL approaches that are being implemented to develop climate knowledge that will contribute to resilient development of the city.

Understanding adaptation terminology in a city context e-learning tool developed by the City of Cape Town and CSAG

This e-learning tool is an online exercise aimed at deepening understanding of climate change adaptation in a city context. It introduces concepts such as adaptive capacity, mitigation, adaptation deficit and their relation to adaptation as well as explores some of the complicated facets of climate change adaptation. This tool is an output of the Small Opportunity Grant (SOG) project designed within FRACTAL entitled Developing a common language for climate change in the city of Cape Town.

Spilling the beans resilience game developed by CSAG and the City of Cape Town, CSAG and RCRCCC

Spilling the beans is a game that explores the term resilience as it relates to climate change. Through this interactive activity players come to understand two contrasting interpretations of the same term.  This tool is an output of the Small Opportunity Grant (SOG) project designed within FRACTAL entitled Developing a common language for climate change in the city of Cape Town.

The Wheel of Context language tool developed by the City of Cape Town and CSAG

This is a tool that helps unpack multiple meanings of the same term. Any term can be explored. It is to be used in a multi-disciplinary setting allowing participants from various backgrounds to understand how climate-related terminology is applied in other sectors or disciplines.

Climate Information Portal (CIP): developed by CSAG

CIP is a web interface that integrates two important information sources into one easy to use interface. The first important source is a climate database that stores and manages queries to a large suite of observational climate data as well as projections of future climate. The second important source of information is an extensive collection of guidance documentation that facilitates the best use of the climate data, it’s interpretation and, importantly, resultant actions. The philosophy guiding CIP is that data is not information and as such only has value when well interpreted and correctly used or applied to appropriate problems.

WeADAPT: developed by SEI

weADAPT is a collaborative platform for climate adaptation which draws together a wide range of partners to share experience, tools and case studies to create a dynamic community and knowledge base for adaptation.