Climate change resilience is the capacity of an individual, community, or institution to dynamically and effectively respond to shifting climate impact circumstances while continuing to function at an acceptable level. Simply, it is the ability to survive, recover from, and even thrive in changing climatic conditions.
It includes the ability to understand potential impacts and to take appropriate action before, during, and after a particular event, such as a typhoon, major flooding or prolonged drought to minimize negative effects and maintain the ability to respond to changing conditions. ACCCRN works at the nexus of climate change, vulnerable and poor communities, and urbanization.
ACCCRN was launched in 2008 and is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation as part of a US$59 million 9-year initiative aimed at building Climate Change Resilience.