Category: Action

Adaptation

The difference between mitigation and adaptation (in the climate change context). Source: Locatelli & Pramova, Forests and synergies between adaptation and mitigation, weADAPT.

The world’s climate has already changed due to emissions of greenhouse gases, and will continue to do so. Handling those changes, for example by building walls against flooding, is called adaptation. Adaptation is also one of the main areas in the international climate negotiations, along with mitigation. The difference between adaptation and mitigation is shown …

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Mitigation

The difference between mitigation and adaptation (in the climate change context). Source: Locatelli & Pramova, Forests and synergies between adaptation and mitigation, weADAPT.

The meaning of Mitigation in the climate change context is the reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2). To mitigate the emissions from cars, fossil fuels like diesel could for example be replaced with renewable fuels like biogas. Mitigation is often paired with the word “Adaptation“. The difference between mitigation and adaptation is shown …

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Divest

Divest is a word meaning the opposite of invest, specifically about areas which are questionable from a climate perspective. To divest from something is not just to stop investing but to cancel the investment, as in taking back one’s money. The idea of divestment in the climate change context is to move money from fossil fuels …

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