adaptive capacity, definition of
- Adaptive Capacity
The ability of a system (like an ecosystem) to adapt to climate change
or other environmental disturbances. This may mean moderating potential
damages, taking advantage of opportunities or coping with the
In discussions on global warming adaptive capacity often
refers to a country. In this case it is currently much lower in
developing countries, consequential to poverty.
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