Climate change mitigation means the promotion of policy, regulations and project-based measures that help stabilize or reduce greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.
Renewable energy programs, energy efficient frameworks and the substitution of fossil fuels are examples of climate change mitigation measures.
We have been taking inventory of our greenhouse gas emissions and have started the following climate change mitigation programs:
Climate change adaptation includes any initiatives or actions that reduce the effects of climate change on built, natural and social systems.
Preparing for climate change adaptation does not negate the need to support and implement mitigation measures, it is just another method of dealing with the climatic change impacts.
Since 2004, the town has been an active member of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability which is an international association of government organizations committed to sustainable development.
ICLEI’s Building Adaptive and Resilient Communities program, is a municipal climate change program that involves a five step milestone approach to improve a community’s readiness.