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Assessing risks and vulnerability to climate change

2.3 Are there also opportunities?

In addition to risk and vulnerability, positive impacts (opportunities) can result from future climate change. Agriculture and forestry may benefit from a longer growing season, for example. Conditions are likely to be created which suit new business opportunities and innovation and governments may respond with targeted pioneer support.

Dealing with vulnerability can also create opportunities. For example, strengthening adaptive capacity to cope with a future climate risk is also likely to reduce vulnerability to existing climate risks. This section provides information about opportunities that might arise from climate change which have, to date, been less well documented than risks.

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