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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.

Featured Videos

TED Women
January 16, 2019
TED - We The Future
November 28, 2018
Skoll World Forum
April 14, 2018
Real Time with Bill Maher
September 29, 2017
GreenBiz
February 15, 2018
Local Prosperity
December 16, 2017
Talks at Google
October 10, 2017

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

18
Jan

Lagoa, Portugal

Friday, January 18, 2019

João Pedro Gouveia will speak on a panel addressing climate change

National Seminar of Eco-Schools
Centro de Congressos do Arade

Eco-schools is an international program recognised by UNESCO as the large education network for world sustainability. It is currently adopted in 67 countries.
24
Jan

Brussels, Belgium

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Chad Frischmann to speak at DG MARE

Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Avenue de Beaulieu 25, 1160 Auderghem

24
Jan

Oakland, California

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

Katharine Wilkinson, Project Drawdown and Dar Venderbeck, CARE

CARE Gender Justice and Climate Change Panel
510 16th St.

RSVP by Jan. 21 to Emma.Roach@care.org
25
Jan

Brussels, Belgium

Friday, January 25, 2019

Chad Frischmann to present at DG CONNECT

EU Commission’s Directorate General on Communication Networks, Content and Technologies
Avenue de Beaulieu 25, 1160 Auderghem

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