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.
1 Oct 2015, UNNC
Pacific island nations play a crucial role in efforts to advance a sustainable future, Ban Ki-moon told Pacific region’s leaders as they met 1 October. Mr. Ban recalled his visit to Samoa last year, 'It was a powerful reminder of how badly small islands are hit by extreme weather events. And it was a sober lesson on how urgently we need to invest in climate change adaptation and mitigation'...
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