Adaptation (Climatic Change Adaptation)

In human systems, the process of adjustment to the real or projected climate and its effects, in order to mitigate the damages or take advantage of the beneficial opportunities. In natural systems, the process of adjustment to real climate and its effects ; human intervention can facilitate adjustment to the projected climate.

NOTE: In the case of hydrometeorological events " Climate Change Adaptation corresponds to disaster risk management insofar as it is aimed at reducing vulnerability or improving resil ience in response to the observed or anticipated changes in the climate and its variability." (See the section on basic guidelines, relationship between DRM and CCA ).