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.
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
- John Lanier
Executive Director, Ray C. Anderson Foundation
- Peggy Liu
- Martin O’Malley
Former Governor of Maryland
- Bradley Palmer
Founder and Chairman, Palm Ventures
- Laura Turner Seydel
Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation
- John Wick
Co-Founder, Marin Carbon Project
- Jonathan FoleyExecutive Director
- Paul HawkenFounder and Writer
- Catherine FosterResearch Program Coordinator
- Chad FrischmannVice President & Research Director
- Crystal ChissellVice President of Operations and Engagement
- Katharine WilkinsonVice President of Communication & Engagement
- Kit SeeborgCommunications Manager
Monday, January 7, 2019
Paul Hawken to receive lifetime achievement award.
National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Annual Conference
OMNI Shoreham Hotel 2500 Calvert Street