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What is Adaptive Capacity

Encyclopedia of Strategic Leadership and Management
The capacity to respond to environmental changes in order to continue to thrive; a function of resilience.
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Building Adaptive Community Capacity to Meet the Challenges of Global Climate Change: Challenges for Community Leadership
Al Lauzon (University of Guelph, Canada)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1049-9.ch092
Abstract
This chapter is concerned with how communities respond to global climate change, and in particular what this means for local leadership. We begin by briefly outlining global climate change as a wicked problem, followed by a discussion of adaptation, resilience and an exploration of these concepts in the context of community. Particular attention is paid to these concepts in terms of human systems or communities and this is then linked to forms of learning learning–single-loop, double- loop and triple-loop learning and the role that dialogue plays in community learning I then discuss leading and managing in the learning community followed by implications for community leadership.
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The Evolving Landscape of Instructional Design in Higher Education
Adaptive capacity is the ability to adjust to external factors from one’s environment.
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Enhancing Organizational Resiliency: Lessons Learned – COVID-19 and the National University of Mongolia
The ability of an individual or organization to recognize a threat or opportunity and to take the appropriate response(s) in order to successfully adjust.
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Climate Change Adaptation: Strategic Planning and Urban Design Practice
Focuses on climate change and adjusts a system to external factors from its environment. Increasing adaptive capacity is a realistic way to deal with climate change, including unpredictability and extremes. When the adaptive capability is improved, the vulnerabilities are reduced.
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Human Face to Data as a Contemporary Approach to Decision Making in the Development Sector
Adaptive capacity is the ability of social systems to adapt to multiple, long-term, and future climate change risks, and also to learn and adjust after a disaster. The adaptive capacity includes Bridging social capital, Linking social capital, Human capital, Livelihood diversification, Access to financial services, Asset ownership, and Exposure to information.
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Climate Change in the Built Environment: Addressing Future Climates in Buildings
The ability of systems, institutions, humans, and other organisms to adjust to climate change.
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Climate Change Impact on the Water Resources of the Limpopo Basin: Simulations of a Coupled GCM and Hybrid Atmospheric-Terrestrial Water Balance (HATWAB) Model
Adaptive capacity is the ability of a system to adjust to climate change (including climate variability and extremes) to moderate potential damages, to take advantage of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences.
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Circular Economy and Sustainable Tourism Management: Uncertainties and Challenges Ahead
The general ability of institutions, systems, and individuals to adjust to potential damage, to take advantage of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences.
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Integral Post-Analysis of Design-Based Research of an Organizational Learning Process for Strategic Renewal of Environmental Management
The ability or potential of an organization to respond successfully to changes in its environment. The ability to adapt is a feature of complex systems, associated with its ability to maintain coherence in changing conditions.
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Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals Through Environmental Education
The ability of a system to adjust to climate change (including climate variability and extremes) to moderate potential damages, to take advantage of opportunities, or to cope with the consequences.
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Adaptation to Climate Change for Sustainable Development: A Survey
Adaptive capacity is the potential ability of a system, and the region or community adapts to the effects or impacts of climate change. Enhancement of adaptive capacity represents a practical means of coping with changes and uncertainties in climate, including variability and extremes. Enhancement of adaptive capacity reduces vulnerabilities.
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Its aim is to increase the power of adaptation to any adversity either in the long or short term.
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