Adaptation and resilience not only can reduce the risks from climate change, they can also improve living conditions and meet broader development objectives around the world. This requires a recognition of the many ways in which experiences of vulnerability and resilience differ. It requires accepting the importance of the interactions between human and natural systems and realizing that resilient social systems and resilient natural systems do exhibit a high degree of co-dependence. It also requires institutional transformations at a variety of scales to become climate-resilient
themselves and to work toward creating the frameworks within which individuals, households, communities, and nations can deal with the challenges of climate change.