Adaptation-Mitigation Synergies and Tradeoffs
Friday, 8th December 2023

This session will explore synergies, and possibly tradeoffs, between adaptation and mitigation. It is clear that ambitious mitigation is also critical to adaptation success. As noted by the AR6 IPCC Synthesis Report, “The effectiveness of adaptation, including ecosystem-based and most water-related options, will decrease with increasing warming”. At the same time, some mitigation measures, deployed at certain scales, can have negative impacts on sustainable development and adaptation. For example, afforestation or production of biomass crops can have adverse socio-economic and environmental impacts, including on biodiversity, food and water security, local livelihoods and the rights of Indigenous Peoples, especially if implemented at large scales and where land tenure is insecure. Many gaps in knowledge remain about these synergies and trade-offs. This session will highlight system transitions, identified in AR6, that can help exploit synergies and avoid trade-off, and also try to identify critical areas for research to inform AR7. 

Katherine  CALVIN
Katherine CALVIN

Fatima  DENTON

United Nations University
Elisabeth Anne  Gilmore
Elisabeth Anne Gilmore

Carleton University
Debora  Ley
Debora Ley

Aditi  Mukherji
Aditi Mukherji

International Water Management Institute
Stephanie  ROE
Stephanie ROE

Christopher  Trisos
Christopher Trisos

University of Cape Town
Zinta  Zommers
Zinta Zommers

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
Adaptation-Mitigation Synergies and Tradeoffs

Zinta Zommers

Adaptation-Mitigation Synergies and Trade-offs

Debbie Ley


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