Forest-Based Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Measures
Mitigation (of climate change) is “a human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases” (IPCC 2014).
Adaptation (to climate change) is “the process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects. In human systems, adaptation seeks to moderate or avoid harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. In some natural systems, human intervention may facilitate adjustment to expected climate and its effects” (IPCC 2014).
Forest-based measures refer to individual interventions or packages of related measures with an aim to promote forestry policy, contributing to the forestry strategy and goals (adapted from Lim and Spanger-Siegfried 2004).
Climate change adaptation and mitigation measures refer to individual interventions or packages of related measures which aim to anticipate negative effects of climate change, minimizing and/or preventing possible damages of the climate change.
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