DRAWDOWN: The point at which greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begin to decline on a year-to-year basis.
Project Drawdown describes when and how humanity can reach climate drawdown, the point at which greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere begin to decline on a year-to-year basis, by mapping and modeling how one hundred existing, substantive solutions can continue to scale over the next three decades. It’s making that information widely available in order to communicate a credible pathway to meaningfully address climate change, highlight how different segments of society are already taking action, and let people know that solving global warming is possible.
Project Drawdown’s list is comprised of technological solutions, like renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, social solutions that require behavior change, like dietary choices and educating girls, and ecological solutions, like restoring carbon in soils and plants by sequestering CO2. They are all “no regrets” approaches—actions that regardless of their climate value have intrinsic benefits to communities and economies. They improve lives, create jobs, restore the environment, enhance security, generate resilience, and advance human health.
Project Drawdown will communicate the findings through a book, an open-source database, and an interactive digital platform that describe how these one hundred existing solutions can reverse global warming when scaled globally.
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Drawdown, the book, will describe how 100 solutions, when deployed at scale, can lead us to climate drawdown, the point at which greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere begin to decline on a year-to-year basis. The goal of the book is to introduce solutions, provide the original data that underpin them, and show readers what is possible in a format that is accessible, interesting, and compelling. It will be the first book that describes the full gamut of substantive solutions, both technical and social.
The scholars, students, journalists, entrepreneurs, non-profits, politicians, activists, philanthropists, and universities that make up our coalition collaborate to create and disseminate our research and message around the world. By inviting more people to participate, we make sure all perspectives are included in our work and we increase our impact.