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adaptive capacity

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The general ability of institutions, systems, and individuals to adjust to potential damage, to take advantage of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences.

Land degradation and restoration assessment, Asia-Pacific assessment, Global assessment (1st work programme), Americas assessment, Europe and Central Asia assessment

The resilience of an ecological, social or social-ecological system to unexpected or unpredictable shocks.

Sustainable use assessment Holling, 2001