How does RMS work?

RMS combines the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development with climate change adaptation, resilience, and preparedness for future risks to form an integrated approach to resilient mountain development. The initiative adopts the working definition of resilience as “the ability of an individual, community, or a socio-ecological system to not only overcome stress, shock, or setback (recover or bounce back) but develop capabilities to move forward to a condition or state that can help transcend to a better state”. 

The RMS framework works within three major dimensions of resilience – climate resilience, socioeconomic resilience, and future resilience – categorized into nine sub-dimensions (Figure 1).

Figure 1: The Resilient Mountain Solutions Framework