The ability of a social or ecological system to absorb disturbances while retaining the same basic structure and ways of functioning, the capacity for self-organisation, and the capacity to adapt to stress and change. (Source: IPPC 4th Assessment Report, WG II, Appendix 1, Glossary)
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climate change resilience
Concept URI: http://www.informea.org/terms/resilience
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