Offshore wind farm: a group of wind turbines in the sea off the coast of Denmark

Climate Change Mitigation


Dr. Ingrid H. H. Zabel

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Chapter Contents

Climate Change Mitigation

  1. What is Mitigation?
  2. Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
  3. Summary and Additional Resources
  4. Activities for Climate Change Mitigation Chapter

Image above: Wind turbines off the coast of Denmark. Photograph by Kim Hansen via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0 license)

One critical way we can respond to human-caused climate change is by mitigating it, that is, taking action to reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This chapter discusses climate change mitigation, its connection with climate change adaptation, and a variety of strategies that countries, communities, businesses, organizations, and individuals can employ.

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