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21-23 MARCH 2017

Final OpenNESS Annual Meeting in Smolenice, Slovakia

Adaptive Capacity

The ability of ecosystems and social systems, to adjust and renew as a response to contextual changes. The term can be distinguished from coping capacity, which is defined as the ability to deal with changes, especially those relating to climate, as they actually happen.

Source: 

New, draws on Gunderson and Holling (2002); Primmer (2011), Dunford et al. (2014)

Comment: 

See also synthesis paper on 'Institutional Analysis'

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