Characterising Resilience: Unpacking the Concept for Tackling Climate Change and Development

Published on 1 January 2013

The term ‘resilience’ is increasingly used in the context of discussion, policies and programming around climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

It has become particularly popular to describe the intersection between these two fields and those of poverty and development, and ‘climate resilient development’ is rapidly becoming a catch-all for tackling climate change impacts in a development context. This paper reviews academic use of the concept of ‘resilience’ in social, ecological and socio-ecological systems and its application to the climate, disaster and development nexus.

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published by
Taylor and Francis
Bahadur, A., Ibrahim, M. and Tanner, T.
Climate and Development, volume 5, issue 1


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