Climate Resilience

From Open Risk Manual


Climate Resilience is the capacity of an entity to adjust to Uncertainty related to Climate Change. [1]

Resilience involves the capacity to manage Climate-Related Risk and benefit from climate-related opportunities, including the ability to respond and adapt to transition risks and physical risks.

To best safeguard societal wellbeing, economic activity, and the environment, people, communities, and governments need to be equipped to deal with the unavoidable impacts of climate change. This can be done by

  • training people to obtain new skills and diversify the sources of their household income
  • building more robust disaster response and recovery capacities
  • enhancing climate information and early warning systems, and
  • working on long-term planning, among others.

Ultimately, a truly climate-resilient society is a low-carbon one, because drastically reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions is the best way to limit how severe climate impacts will be in the future. It is also a society based in equity and climate justice that prioritizes support for people and communities most exposed to climate impacts or least able to cope with them.

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