Synthesis Summary 5: Community resilience and vulnerability
What are the impacts of climate change on communities and community vulnerability, and why do we need to adapt? This summary provides a synthesis of available evidence around adaptation options and discusses how this new research knowledge might help address key adaptation policy challenges. For some individuals and sectors of the community, greater exposure, lower resilience and reduced adaptive capacity can make them more vulnerable to climate change impacts. Investment in building community resilience and safety nets for the most vulnerable will help communities adapt to climate change.