Browse themes
About publications

Information for 17078IIED

Natural Resilience: Healthy ecosystems as climate shock insurance

Hannah Reid, Joanna Phillips and Melanie Heath

IIED Briefing, 4 pages

Resilience to climate change has many roots. A healthy, biodiverse environment is increasingly recognised as key to resilience, particularly in poor communities directly dependent on natural resources. Knowledge about ways of coping with climate variability is also essential – and for many of the poor who live in climate-vulnerable regions, already an area of expertise. A look at the National Adaptation Programmes of Action of the Least Developed Countries shows that many of these nations recognise and prioritise the role that biodiversity, ecosystems and natural habitats play in adaptation. It is now up to policymakers to follow suit.

Publication information

Download and Sharing

Free PDF 317k

Share with your network:

We use cookies to help improve this website. Clicking any link on this site will be taken as your consent to this.