Climate Change Mitigation
The reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to achieve stabilization of GHG concentrations in the atmosphere and subsequently a cessation of further warming.
Appendix B Glossary. "Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards". (Second Edition - December 2008). http://www.cbd.int/convention/convention.shtml
Technological change and substitution that reduce resource inputs and emissions per unit of output. Although several social, economic and technological policies would produce an emission reduction, with respect to Climate Change, mitigation means implementing policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance sinks.
Climate Change 2001: Synthesis Report, IPCC/WMO/UNEP (Consulted in 2016: http://www.ipcc.ch/ipccreports/tar/vol4/index.php?idp=204).