Emissions Mitigation

A human intervention to reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions. Some publications have used the broad term “mitigation” to refer exclusively to emissions mitigation, whereas others have used mitigation (or “climate change mitigation” * ) to include emissions mitigation, CDR, and any other strategies for combating climate change.

source: J Wilcox, B Kolosz, & J Freeman (2021) CDR Primer; Concepts

(*) Climate change mitigation is a term of much broader use. For example, providing a village with a water tank to reduce the impact of increased risk of drought is a climate change mitigation that has no connection to emissions mitigations.