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regime shift

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Substantial reorganization in system structure, functions and feedbacks that often occurs abruptly and persists over time.

Americas assessment, Sustainable use assessment, Land degradation and restoration assessment, Europe and Central Asia assessment

Persistent change in systems structure and function, which can be abrupt and difficult to reverse. Regime shifts in socio-ecological systems can have substantial impacts on ecosystem services.

Global assessment (1st work programme), Scenarios and models assessment