Mitigation is an adaptation response to climate change. Mitigation aims to reduce hazards and exposure to potential impacts to climate change by making a condition or consequence less severe. The most common forms of climate change mitigation include changing human activities to reduce greenhouse gas production, and look for ways to increase absorption from the atmosphere, such as carbon sequestration.

Mitigation addresses the causes of climate change, adaptation tackles the effects of cliamte change. There are two main forms of mitigation - reducing carbon emissions and promoting carbon sequestration. 


Reducing Carbon Emissions

For many years now, Local Government has been proactively reducing it carbon emissions, which is central to any climate mitigation strategy. more...

Carbon Sequestration

This section explores the carbon sequestration options to the South West region. more...