Chapter 5 Key Terms

Chapter 5
Key Terms
• Definition: capable of withstanding shock
without permanent deformation or rupture;
tending to recover from or adjust easily to
misfortune or change.
• Definitions:
– 1. without adequate protection open to physical
or emotional harm
– 2. extremely susceptible: easily persuadable or
liable to give in to temptation
• Definition: the process or state of changing to
fit a new environment or different conditions,
or the resulting change.
• Definition: to relate to an unimportant or
powerless position within a society or group.
• 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
United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change (UNFCCC)
• Definition: A national mechanism to fund
developing countries’ adaptation
• 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
• Definition: growing and increasing in number
• 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.
• 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.