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#1 Best-Selling Environmental Book of 2017

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

— Joel Makower, GreenBiz

“...an atlas that has the potential to save the planet.”

— Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO German Energy Agency

“Drawdown is...a promising story that has the potential to engage every person on the planet ...”

— Karen O'Brien, cCHANGE

“...read this book — not just as an antidote to fear and despair but as foundation for understanding.”

— Ron Meador, MinnPost

“...the ideal environmental sciences textbook – only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.”

— Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA

“...[T]he public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.”

— David Roberts, Vox

“Paul Hawken['s] presentation...was simply the best speech I have ever heard. And...also the most important.”

— Tom Peters, American writer on business management practices, best known for In Search of Excellence

“A rigorous and profoundly important resource.”

— Donna Seaman, Booklist

“...one of the most powerful, hopeful, world-changing documents.”

— Andy Lipkis, TreePeople

“…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

“…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

“In Drawdown, Paul Hawken ditches the rhetoric to offer 100 practical climate solutions.”

— Ken Edelstein, Mother Nature Network

“It’s so brilliant…a showstopper.”

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

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. We did not make or devise the plan—the plan exists and is being implemented worldwide. It has been difficult to envision this possibility because the focus is overwhelmingly on the impacts of climate change. 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 greenhouse gas emissions within thirty years. The research revealed that humanity has the means and techniques at hand. Nothing new needs to be invented, yet many more solutions are coming due to purposeful human ingenuity. The solutions we modeled are in place and in action. Humanity’s task is to accelerate the knowledge and growth of what is possible as soon as possible.

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

23
Aug

San Francisco, California

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Conversation on climate, gender, and justice with Dr. Katharine Wilkinson and CARE USA's Theresa Hwang and Dar Vanderbeck.

CARE Innovation Salon

Closed event.
26
Aug

Copenhagen, Denmark

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Keynote by Chad Frischmann

MAD 6 Symposium

Closed event.
11
Sep

San Francisco, California

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Carbon Smart Building Conference

Global Climate Action Summit
1675 Owens St #251, San Francisco, CA

A conference for building professionals in support of the Global Climate Action Summit.
12
Sep

San Francisco, California

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Global Climate Action Summit

Project Drawdown will be presenting throughout the Summit, Sept. 12-14. Check the event schedule for details.

Featured Videos

Skoll World Forum
April 14, 2018
Real Time with Bill Maher
September 29, 2017
GreenBiz
February 15, 2018
Simardeep Kochar
November 10, 2017
Local Prosperity
December 16, 2017
Talks at Google
October 10, 2017
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