Adaptation: The adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities.
21 Jul 2016, UNISDR NY
Extreme weather events are becoming the “new normal” and climate change is compromising people’s resilience, meaning that humanitarian action and development must be part of the same process. Reducing disaster risk among the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities is critical to ensure that “no one is left behind” - the theme of the UN High Level Political Forum.
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