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Climate Change

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.

US: Climate change a national security issue - Leaders

18 Sep 2014, ECSP

'Effective adaptation requires understanding how climate change will impact a specific place at a specific time. Some impacts are relatively easy to model, like mean sea level rise,' said Commander John Marburger of the US Navy’s Task Force Climate Change. The trouble is, 'nobody gets mean weather, and nobody gets mean sea level – you get the extremes'...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.1 [PDF, 104Kb]Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use natural resource management and adaptation to climate change

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