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About Project Drawdown

The world’s leading source for climate solutions.

Project Drawdown is a world-class research organization that reviews, analyses, and identifies the most viable global climate solutions, and shares these findings with the world.

We partner with communities, policy-makers, non-profits, businesses, investors, and philanthropists to identify and deploy science-based, effective climate solutions -- as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.

As a thought leader and communicator, Project Drawdown is shifting the global conversation about climate change from “doom and gloom” defeatism to one of possibility, opportunity, action, and empowerment.

Our Vision

Stopping global warming is possible, with solutions that exist today. In order to do this, we must work together to achieve Drawdown, the point when greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere start to decline.

Our Mission

Project Drawdown is helping the world stop global warming by achieving Drawdown — as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.

Our History

Project Drawdown was founded in 2014 by environmentalist Paul Hawken to measure and model the most substantive solutions to stop global warming, and to communicate those findings to the world.

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“It’s so brilliant…a showstopper.”

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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
GreenBiz
February 15, 2018
Local Prosperity
December 16, 2017
Talks at Google
October 10, 2017
Skoll World Forum
April 14, 2018

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Upcoming Events

22
Jul

Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Monday, July 22, 2019

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson in conversation with Bob Hockett

Bretton Woods 75

private event
29
Jul

Atlanta, Georgia

Monday, July 29, 2019

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

Interface

private event
6
Aug

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Dr. Jon Foley to present keynote address

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

13
Sep

Portland, Oregon

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fireside chat with Crystal Chissell

VertueLab Impact Summit
Leftbank Annex 101 N. Weidler St.

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