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Climate and Atmosphere

Definition(s)

In the context of climate change, a human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases. Examples include using fossil fuels more efficiently for industrial processes or electricity generation, switching to solar energy or wind power, improving the insulation of buildings, and expanding forests and other 'sinks' to remove greater amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. (Source: UNFCCC)

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In other languages

French
atténuation des changements climatiques
Russian
смягчение последствий изменения климата
Spanish
mitigación del cambio climático
Arabic
التخفيف من حدة تغيّر المناخ

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with climate change mitigation

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with climate change mitigation. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Nagoya Protocol
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Kyoto Protocol
Ramsar Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
United Nations Environment Assembly