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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

“ 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

“ 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

“A rigorous and profoundly important resource.”

— Donna Seaman, Booklist

“ 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

“It’s so brilliant…a showstopper.”

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

Drawdown is the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and then start to steadily decline, ultimately reversing global warming.

Project Drawdown is the world’s leading source of climate solutions.

Project Drawdown is a world-class research and communication organization which serves as a non-partisan, non-commercial, highly-trusted source of solutions to reverse global warming.

Project Drawdown is shifting the larger global conversation on climate change from “doom and gloom” to a sense of opportunity, possibility, and hope for the future. We share climate solutions with the world through our best-selling book, public presentations, and content. We collaborate with media and non-profit partners to further spread our messages to global audiences.

As a trusted partner to communities, policy-makers, non-profits, businesses, philanthropists, and investors around the world, we partner with these organizations to help implement Drawdown solutions worldwide, moving the world to a climate-safe future.

Featured Videos

The Years Project
June 12, 2019
TED Women
January 16, 2019
TED - We The Future
November 28, 2018
Real Time with Bill Maher
September 29, 2017
February 15, 2018
Local Prosperity
December 16, 2017
Talks at Google
October 10, 2017
Skoll World Forum
April 14, 2018

Drawdown has 100 ideas that are in force now, people are doing them now, that will lead to the drawdown point at which more CO2 will be removed from the atmosphere than is going into it. It is very optimistic.” - Margaret Atwood

Featured Solutions

Project Drawdown is the global research organization which conducted the first comprehensive review and quantitative analysis of global climate solutions. Project Drawdown is helping shift the global conversation about climate change from “doom and gloom” to one of optimism, action, equity, and empowerment.

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.

Project Drawdown includes a prominent and growing community of researchers, climatologists, geologists, engineers, agronomists, biologists, botanists, economists, financial analysts, architects, companies, agencies, NGOs, 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 individuals and organizations interested in stopping global warming and reversing climate change: students, teachers, researchers, philanthropists, investors, entrepreneurs, business people, farmers, policymakers, engaged citizens, and more.

Board of Directors
Drawdown Staff


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


Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Monday, July 22, 2019

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson in conversation with Bob Hockett

Bretton Woods 75

private event

Atlanta, Georgia

Monday, July 29, 2019

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson presenting "How to Talk About Climate Change"


private event

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Dr. Jon Foley to present keynote address

SOLAR 2019 Conference “Race to Renewables”
The Crowne Plaza AiRE


Portland, Oregon

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fireside chat with Crystal Chissell

VertueLab Impact Summit
Leftbank Annex 101 N. Weidler St.

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