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The concept of 'resilience' comes from physics and describes a quality of a material to regain its original shape after being bent, compressed or stretched. With regard to humans, it can be defined as a person's ability to cope and recover quickly from external shocks. A person can learn and develop strength, skills and motivation to cope in difficult situations and to re-establish normal life and be a more resilient human. By enhancing the role of Cultural and Natural Heritage for building resilience against the dual threats of climate change and disasters and ensuring that all development is risk-informed, rural communities can protect against losses and simultaneously boost economic growth, create jobs and livelihoods, strengthen access to health and education, and contribute to foster the responsible ownership of Cultural and Natural Heritage in rural areas.

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