Mitigation

Climate change mitigation measures aim to reduce the level and rate of climate change, and at the core of most mitigation proposals is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This is often proposed through reducing energy useage and wastage, as well as investment in clean energy sources.

One mitigation measure is the use of carbon markets to reduce businesses’ carbon emissions. In fact, the UK government suggests that a global carbon market could reduce the cost of mitigation by between a third and two-thirds. Read Christian Aid’s report about the role of carbon markets here.