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 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
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 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.
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
- 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
Monday, April 22, 2019
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson to participate in forum
Connecting Women Leaders to Create Change
The Bellagio Center
Mountain View, California
Monday, April 22, 2019
Dr. Jon Foley to present Earth Day keynote
Intuit Corporate Headquarters
Friday, April 26, 2019
Chad Frischmann to present keynote address
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Dr. Jonathon Foley to speak at plenary session, exact date TBD.
American Climate Leadership Summit - ecoAmerica
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW