Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. Our organization did not make or devise the plan—we found the plan because it already exists. We gathered a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research, and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. What was uncovered is a path forward that can roll back global warming within thirty years. It shows that humanity has the means at hand. Nothing new needs to be invented. The solutions are in place and in action. Our work is to accelerate the knowledge and growth of what is possible. We chose the name Drawdown because if we do not name the goal, we are unlikely to achieve it.
Drawdown is based on meticulous research that maps, measures, models, and describes the most substantive solutions to global warming that already exist. It is the most important goal for humanity to undertake.
We have modeled the atmospheric and financial impacts of deploying and scaling existing solutions globally over the next thirty years.
These scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and advocates learn how to describe a realistic future in which the world achieves drawdown by collecting and analyzing the best available research on 100 carefully vetted technological, social, and ecological solutions.
Drawdown is the work of a prominent and growing coalition of geologists, engineers, agronomists, researchers, fellows, writers, climatologists, biologists, botanists, economists, financial analysts, architects, companies, agencies, NGOs, activists, and other experts who draft, model, fact check, review, and validate all text, inputs, sources, and calculations. Our purpose is to provide helpful information and tools to a wide variety of actors who are dedicated to meaningful change: students, teachers, researchers, philanthropists, investors, entrepreneurs, business people, farmers, policymakers, engaged citizens, and more.
Our advisors are an exceptional group of individuals with deep experience and passion in climate and related fields. Advisors assist us with visioning, strategy, and perhaps most importantly, they help us edit, improve and refine the information we present on climate change.
- Mehjabeen Abidi-HabibGovernment College University
- Wendy AbramsCool Globes
- Justin AdamsThe Nature Conservancy
- David AddisonVirgin Earth Challenge
- David Allaway Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
- Carl AnthonyBreakthrough Communities Project
- Alan AtKissonAtKisson Group
- Marc Barasch Green World Campaign
- Dayna BaumeisterBiomimicry 3.8
- Spencer B. BeebeEcotrust
- Margaret BergenPanswiss Project
- Sarah BergmannPollinator Pathway
- Chhaya BhantiIora Ecological Solutions
- May Boeve350.org
- Gary BollesCharrette, LLC
Board of Directors
- Janine Benyus
Co-Founder, Biomimcry 3.8
- Peter Byck
Film Director and Producer, Carbon Nation
Professor, ASU Schools of Sustainability and Journalism
- Pedro Diniz
Founder, Fazenda da Toca and Instituto Toca
- Paul Hawken
Executive Director, Project Drawdown
- John Lanier
Executive Director, Ray C. Anderson Foundation
- Lyn Davis Lear
Founder, Lear Family Foundation & Lyn Lear Productions
- Peggy Liu
- Martin O’Malley
Former Governor of Maryland
- Greg Watson
Director of Policy and Systems Design, The Schumacher Center for a New Economics
- John Wick
Co-Founder, Marin Carbon Project
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Drawdown lecture with Joao Pedro Gouveia
Integrated Master Programme in Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:30am
John Preedy Memorial Lecture with Crystal Chissell
Friends of the Earth Base Camp
Losehill Hall Youth Hostel, Castleton, Hope Valley
San Jose, Costa Rica
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Paul Hawken and Gisele Bundchen speaking on "Refashioning Sustainable Thinking"
San Jose, Costa Rica
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Keynote address by Paul Hawken
Sustainable Oregon 2018
McDonald Theater, 1010 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401