Chapter 5 Key Terms Resilience • Definition: capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture; tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. Vulnerable • Definitions: – 1. without adequate protection open to physical or emotional harm – 2. extremely susceptible: easily persuadable or liable to give in to temptation Adaptation • Definition: the process or state of changing to fit a new environment or different conditions, or the resulting change. Marginalize • Definition: to relate to an unimportant or powerless position within a society or group. Subsistence • Definition: a means of subsisting: as the minimum (as of food and shelter) necessary to support life; or, a source or means of obtaining the necessities of life. Direction Nationale de la Métérologie (DNM) • Definition: a government institution that relays climate change information directly to farmers. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) • Definition: A national mechanism to fund developing countries’ adaptation Mitigation • Definition: to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious • Example from text: Until recently, mitigation and adaptation have been considered separately in climate change science and policy. Proliferation • Definition: growing and increasing in number rapidly • Example from text: With the proliferation of bilateral, multidonor, and convention funds, it is vital to avoid duplication of efforts and to ensure consistency in approach. Synergies • Definition: the working together of two things to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects • Example from text: Achieving synergies between mitigation and adaptation strategies is most fruitful at the project level, where the activities are linked in very specific ways.