Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

Federal climate policy is the set of actions taken by the US federal government to address and mitigate the effects of climate change. Climate policy includes policies to mitigate climate change (reducing greenhouse gas emissions and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, so that the climate does not change as much or as quickly); and to adapt to climate change (helping communities and businesses to build resilience and avoid the worst effects of warmer temperatures, extreme weather, and other impacts).

  1. Mitigation
  2. Adaptation

Mitigation attempts to reduce the causes of climate change.

Avoiding and reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) into the atmosphere to prevent further warming of the planet.

  • Decarbonization
    • Reducing demand for carbon-intensive products and services
  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration
    • Removal of Carbon from the Atmosphere
    • Creation of Carbon Sinks for Carbon Storage