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.