Last edited 23 Jan 2021

Climate change adaption

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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