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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
by Pavel Kabat, Henk van Schaik - 2003 - 106 pages
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Social and Environmental Impacts in the North: Methods in Evaluation of ...

Rasmus Ole Rasmussen, Natalia E. Koroleva - Architecture - 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

P. R. Shukla - 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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Climate Change and Human Health: Risks and Responses

Anthony J. McMichael, World Health Organization - Health & Fitness - 2003 - 322 pages
...planning, preparing for, facilitating, and implementing adaptation measures, including transition costs. adaptive capacity: The ability of a system to adjust...climate change (including climate variability and extreme events) to moderate potential damages, take advantage of opportunities or cope with the consequences....
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Sustaining Forests: A Development Strategy

World Bank - Nature - 2004 - 88 pages
...reduce the sources of greenhouse gases or enhance their sinks. 8. Adaptation is defined as the ability to adjust to climate change (including climate variability...of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences. 9. The two major flexible mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol are Joint Implementation (JI), which...
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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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Encyclopedia of World Climatology

John E. Oliver - Science - 2008 - 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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Globalization and Health

Ichiro Kawachi Professor of Health and Social Behavior Harvard School of Public Health, Stockholm Sarah Wamala Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences Swedish National Institute of Public Health - Medical - 2006 - 360 pages
...been ratified and implemented. Adaptive capacity is formally defined by the IPCC (2001b, p. 982) as "the ability of a system to adjust to climate change...opportunities, or to cope with the consequences." In human societies, adaptive capacity varies with wealth, access to technology, education and information,...
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Adaptive and Integrated Water Management: Coping with Complexity and Uncertainty

Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Pavel Kabat, Jörn Möltgen - Nature - 2007 - 454 pages
...system to adapt to anticipated or experienced change in its context. IPCC (2001): Adaptive capacity is the ability of a system to adjust to climate change...of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences. Regarding the sustainability of water systems one can now make the normative claim: Sustainable water...
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