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Drawdown maps, measures, models, and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. For each solution, we describe its history, the carbon impact it provides, the relative cost and savings, the path to adoption, and how it works. The goal of the research that informs Drawdown is to determine if we can reverse the buildup of atmospheric carbon within thirty years. All solutions modeled are already in place, well understood, analyzed based on peer-reviewed science, and are expanding around the world. Learn more.

“It’s so brilliant…a showstopper.”

— Donald A. Falk, PhD, Associate Professor School of Natural Resources and the Environment University of Arizona

“…likely the most hopeful thing you’ll ever read about our ability to take on global warming.”

— Joel Makower, GreenBiz

“…a magnificent achievement.”

— Greg Watson, Schumacher Center for New Economics

“It will give you the best kind of hope, the kind that balances realism with radical vision.”

— Tom Athanasiou, The Nation

“A rigorous and profoundly important resource.”

— Donna Seaman, Booklist

“…deserving of the broadest possible readership.”

— Kirkus Review

“Paul Hawken is a true visionary and a brilliant voice for real solutions.”

— Jessica Rolph, Founding Partner, Happy Family

Drawdown is that point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begins to decline on a year-to-year basis.

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.

Featured Solutions

We have modeled the atmospheric and financial impacts of deploying and scaling existing solutions globally over the next thirty years.

Research Fellows

 

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.

The Coalition

Thousands of person-hours of reading, research, interviewing, and model calculus underlie a rigorous accounting of what is possible.

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.

Advisors
Board of Directors
Drawdown Staff

Advisors

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.

Board of Directors

Drawdown Staff

Upcoming Events

1
May

San Francisco Bay Area, California

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Discussion and book signing with Paul Hawken

Dominican University of CA with Book Passage
Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA

4
May

New York, New York

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:30pm

Discussion and book signing with Paul Hawken

ABC Home
888 Broadway, New York, NY

5
May

Paris, France

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:30am

Sequestering Carbon in Soil: Addressing the Climate Threat

Lecture and discussion with Chad Frischmann

Closed working conference with Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions
10
May

Oxford, UK

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:30pm

Public lecture with Chad Frischmann

University of Oxford
The Lecture Theatre, St Cross College, 61 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LZ

Free and open to the public
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