Adaptation to climate change is about making adjustments to ecological, social, and economic systems, processes, and practices in order to adapt to both the actual effects of climate change and the potential for future harm. In addition, it is also about making the most of any potential beneficial opportunities associated with climate change.

Reference: UN

Between the forest of acronyms and the technical terms, it is sometimes difficult to understand the vocabulary on the mechanisms and consequences of global warming as well as the means to fight it. To understand the debates that take place on the subject, there are some concepts to know.