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Synonyms: capacity to adapt, capacités d'adaptation, capacité à s'adapter, capacidad para adaptarse, habilidad de adaptación, a capacidade de se adaptar

Inherent capacity of a system or population to adjust to climate climate impacts or climate change, to moderate potential damages, exploit opportunities, and cope with the consequences. (UKCIP)
The combination of the strengths, attributes, and resources available to an individual, community, society, or organization that can be used to prepare for and undertake actions to reduce adverse impacts, moderate harm, or exploit beneficial opportunities. (IPCC-SREX, 2014)

IPCC-SREX, 2014

Related terms:
community-based adaptation, ecosystem-based adaptation, climate resilient development, livelihood assets, livelihood diversification, coping range, capacity building

Broader terms:
adaptation options

Narrower terms:
building adaptive capacity, adaptive social protection, participation, weather-based farming models, capacity of practitioners, local level capacities

Linked data frontend for adaptive capacity.