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Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability

Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific are likely to face the highest reductions in agricultural potential in the world due to climate change. As a result, climate change will place an additional burden on the region, which could undermine its efforts to meet long-term development goals.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change defines resilience as "the ability of a social or ecological system to absorb disturbances while retaining the same basic structure and ways of functioning, the capacity for self-organization, and the capacity to adapt to stress and change. It is also important for countries to effectively manage their natural resources and harness the use of renewable energy to ensure sustainability and to mitigate the effects of natural disasters on agricultural produce.


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