Climate Mitigation & Adaptation


Climate change mitigation and adaptation are complementary strategies aimed at addressing the challenges posed by climate change by reducing emissions, building resilience, and promoting sustainable development. Mitigation efforts focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing carbon sequestration to minimize the drivers of climate change and limit its severity. Adaptation, on the other hand, involves adjusting to the changing climate conditions and minimizing the adverse impacts of climate change on human societies, ecosystems, and economies.

How does Climate Mitigation & Adaptation contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?


As part of the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), ARIES is committed to offering a comprehensive approach in the face of a changing climate. Besides calling for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts through research evidence (SDG 13), ARIES work tackles the transition to renewable energy sources (SDG 7), the implementation of effective urban adaptation measures (SDG 11), and biodiversity conservation (SDG 15). While these are the primary SDGs directly linked to climate change mitigation and adaptation, ARIES efforts in these areas of work also contribute indirectly to several other goals, such as those related to poverty eradication (SDG 1), health (SDG 3), water and sanitation (SDG 6), and sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12), among others. 

Affordable and clean energy

Sustainable cities and communities

Climate action

Life on land