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Annual Update 2021

Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organization working to help the world reach “drawdown”—the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible. We do so by identifying technologies and practices that are currently available, economically favorable, socially beneficial, and scientifically proven to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

From informing policymakers and educating students to advising investors and philanthropists on solutions-focused funding in nearly every country on the planet, Project Drawdown’s people and programs are at the forefront of addressing the climate crisis. As a small but mighty nonprofit, we’re having an outsized impact on the global climate solutions conversation. The 2021 Annual Outcomes and Outlook Report provides a snapshot of accomplishments during 2021 and highlights the urgency of ramping up our efforts to promote science-based climate solutions that help individuals and organizations reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As executive director Dr. Jonathan Foley says in the report: "We have the opportunity to build a better world. It’s in our hands. Yours and mine. Everyone’s. It rests in our decisions, every day, in every part of our lives—whether as a voter, a community member, a consumer, an employee, a family member, or a friend. Every choice we make is a choice between the world we have today and building something better tomorrow—something that bends the arc of history towards a more livable and just future."

Download the report to learn more.

We are grateful for the generosity of our donors. You can download a list of our 2021 donors here. Please note: Our work is independent and donors have no role in our research, writing, or opinions. We do not endorse or promote specific climate solutions based on financial partnerships.