Climate change- adaptation
Climate change mitigation (see glossary) means reducing our impact on the climate as far as possible. This involves:
Climate change adaptation (see glossary) means ensuring that our communities can evolve as our climate changes – to more extreme weather, a hotter climate, and a changing ecology. This includes:
Ensuring that we are safe from flood risk and extreme weather events.
Designing buildings and places so that they are easy to keep cool in a warming climate without using increasing amounts of energy for air-conditioning, and without increasing the heat island (see glossary)
Being efficient in our use of water and ensuring that we have enough water resources to meet our needs.
Ensuring food security and the adaptation of agriculture and food growing to our changing climate.
Ensuring that trees and plants are selected to be resilient to a warmer and drier climate.
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