24 Sep '12, 12pm

#Climate mitigation vs. climate adaptation: what’s the diff? (via @greenbiz)

#Climate mitigation vs. climate adaptation: what’s the diff? (via @greenbiz)

In the face of continuing non-action on climate change policy at the national and international levels, we’ve seen a growing fatigue develop around the topic of corporate climate change mitigation. But regardless of the lack of government action, companies can’t be seen to be ignoring climate change. Additionally, there is a growing recognition that a lack of mitigation will mean increased climate impacts. As a result we’re seeing a rapid increase in corporate discussion of climate change adaptation. Climate change adaptation historically has been seen as quite distinct from climate change mitigation. Indeed, distinguishing between climate change “mitigation” and climate change “adaptation” is not conceptually difficult if one looks at the typical formula for risk: Risk = H x E x V Where H = Hazard (e.g. sea level rise), E = Exposure (e.g. exposure to sea level rise), and ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/09/24/why-okay-mix-clim...

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