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" Adaptive capacity is the ability of a system to adjust to climate change, including climate variability and extremes, to moderate potential damages, to take advantage of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences. "
Climate Changes the Water Rules: How Water Managers Can Cope with Today's ... - Page 44
2003 - 106 pages
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Climate Change 2001: Synthesis Report: Third Assessment Report of the ...

Robert T. Watson - Business & Economics - 2001 - 397 pages
...planning, preparing for. facilitating, and implementing adaptation measures, including transition costs. Adaptive capacity The ability of a system to adjust...of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences. Additionality Reduction in emissions by sources or enhancement of removals by sinks that is additional...
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Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Contribution of ...

James J. McCarthy - Business & Economics - 2001 - 1032 pages
...caused by an increase in the frequency of coastal flooding due to sea-level rise). Adaptive capacity is the ability of a system to adjust to climate change,...of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences. Vulnerability is the degree to which a system is susceptible to, or unable to cope with, adverse effects...
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Climate Change 2001: Synthesis Report: Third Assessment Report of the ...

Robert T. Watson - Business & Economics - 2001 - 397 pages
...measures, including transition costs. Adaptive capacity The ability of a system to adjust to din nite change ( including climate variability and extremes)...of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences. Additionality Reduction in emissions by sources or enhancement of removals by sinks that is additional...
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Social and Environmental Impacts in the North: Methods in Evaluation of ...

Rasmus Ole Rasmussen, Natalia E. Koroleva - Business & Economics - 2003 - 526 pages
...over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity. Adaptive capacity is the ability of a system to adjust to climate change...of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences. Sensitivity is the degree to which a system is affected, either adversely or beneficially, by climate-related...
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Climate Change and India: Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation

Climatic changes - 2003 - 462 pages
...variation to which a system is exposed, its sensitivity and its adaptive capacity. Adaptive capacity is the ability of a system to adjust to climate change,...potential damages, to take advantage of opportunities, or cope with the consequences. Adaptive capacity may be natural or man-made. Adaptation is the degree...
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Sustaining Forests: A Development Strategy

World Bank - Nature - 2004 - 88 pages
The World Bank's Forests Strategy, adopted in October 2002, charts a path for the Bank's proactive engagement in the sector to help attain the goal of poverty reduction without ...
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Tropical Forests and Adaptation to Climate Change: In Search of Synergies

Carmenza Robledo, Markku Kanninen, Lucio Pedroni - Climatic changes - 2005 - 186 pages
...planning, preparing for, facilitating, and implementing adaptation measures, including transition costs. Adaptive Capacity The ability of a system to adjust...of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences. Maladaptation Any changes in natural or human systems that inadvertently increase vulnerability to...
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Primer on Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Facts, Policy Analysis ...

Mohan Munasinghe, Rob Swart - Business & Economics - 2005 - 445 pages
...caused by an increase in the frequency of coastal flooding due to sea level rise. Adaptive capacity is the ability of a system to adjust to climate change...of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences. Coping ability, the degree to which a system can grapple successfully with a stimulus, is an element...
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The Encyclopedia of World Climatology

John E. Oliver - Science - 2005 - 854 pages
...immediate or delayed, and muted to lesser or greater degree (cf. Kates, 1986). Adaptive capacity is "the ability of a system to adjust to climate change...of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences" (McCarthy et al., 2001, p. 982). Adaptations in social systems may be made by adjustments in practices...
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Occupational and Environmental Health: Recognizing and Preventing Disease ...

Barry S. Levy - Technology & Engineering - 2006 - 773 pages
...the current ability of an individual or population to manage risk exposure, and adaptive capacity is "the ability of a system to adjust to climate change...take advantage of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences."4 In human societies, adaptive capacity varies with wealth, access to technology, education...
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