Climate Change Mitigation

What is climate change mitigation?

Mitigation refers to any strategic intervention and/or anthropogenic action taken to remove the greenhouse gases (GHG) released into the atmosphere, or to reduce their amount, to reduce any risk and hazards of climate change to human life and environment.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines climate change mitigation as 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 GHG emissions and enhance sinks.


GEF climate change mitigation (CCM) focal area supports projects in:

Also GEF is supporting Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP) in:


Useful links: 

GEF Climate Change Mitigation Objectives and Programs

Example GEF Climate Change Mitigation Projects

GEF Support for the  2015 Agreement

GEF and the Conference of Parties (COP)

Scientific Assessment of Climate Change