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Building adaptive capacity to climate change in tropical coastal communities

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  • Joshua E. Cinner
  • W. Neil Adger
  • Edward H. Allison
  • Michele L. Barnes
  • Katrina Brown
  • Philippa J. Cohen
  • Stefan Gelcich
  • Christina C. Hicks
  • Terry P. Hughes
  • Jacqueline Lau
  • Nadine A. Marshall
  • Tiffany H. Morrison
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>29/01/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Nature Climate Change
Issue number2
Volume8
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)117-123
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

To minimize the impacts of climate change on human wellbeing, governments, development agencies, and civil society organizations have made substantial investments in improving people's capacity to adapt to change. Yet to date, these investments have tended to focus on a very narrow understanding of adaptive capacity. Here, we propose an approach to build adaptive capacity across five domains: the assets that people can draw upon in times of need; the flexibility to change strategies; the ability to organize and act collectively; learning to recognize and respond to change; and the agency to determine whether to change or not.

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