However, integrating climate change adaptation and peacebuilding remains a challenge for practitioners. This policy brief outlines the key issues that must be resolved in order to make progress towards a more holistic approach and greater resilience.
Climate change resilience can be strengthened through:
- Absorptive capacity or mechanisms for coping with shocks (e.g. early harvest to reduce food insecurity);
- Adaptive capacity, or the ability of a system to adjust, modify or change itself to mitigate future changes (e.g. introducing drought-resistant seeds), and:
- Transformative capacity, or the ability to create a fundamentally new system that is not susceptible to climate change impacts (e.g. conflict-resolution mechanisms).