Mitigation and Adaptation
Mitigation: An anthropogenic intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases.
Adaptation: Adjustment in natural or human systems to a new or changing environment. Adaptation to climate change refers to adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities.
Mitigation represents activities to protect nature from society, while adaptation constitutes ways of protecting society from nature.