Last edited 26 Dec 2014

Climate change adaption

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The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) defines climate change adaption as:

'Adjustments to natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic factors or their effects, including from changes in rainfall and rising temperatures, which moderate harm or exploit beneficial opportunities.'

It defines climate change mitigation as:

'Action to reduce the impact of human activity on the climate system, primarily through reducing greenhouse gas emissions.'

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