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Nature contribution to adaptation: insights from examples of the transformation of social-ecological systems

Colloff, Matthew; Wise, Russell M; Palomo, Ignacio; Lavorel, S; Pascual, Unai


Transformation of social-ecological systems due to climate change requires, transformative adaptation responses. We propose the concept of nature’s contribution to adaptation (NCA; previously called adaptation services), to reveal properties of ecosystems that provide options for future livelihoods and adaptation to transformative change. Knowledge about the capacity of ecosystems to supply NCA can inform decisions by revealing options for adaptation. We analysed eight historical and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecosystems and People
DOI: 10.1080/26395916.2020.1754919
Access Rights: Open Access


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