Mitigation is the reduction of greenhouses gases to slow the progress of climate change and to reduce its eventual impacts. Good mitigation practices can cover the full range of the choices we make in our daily lives, from where we live to how we travel to what we consume. CNU-California is working to point out better options for many of our actions.
Climate change mitigation can also mean avoiding and reducing emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere to prevent the planet from warming to more extreme temperatures.
Mitigation may be achieved by increasing the capacity of carbon sinks, e.g., through reforestation. Further examples of mitigation include; switching to low-carbon energy sources, such as renewable and nuclear energy, and expanding forests and other “sinks” to remove greater amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.