At our core, Project Drawdown is a research organization.
To do this work, a highly qualified team of international Drawdown research fellows constantly review and analyze the latest climate solutions – drawing upon years of advanced study, experience, and a wide range of backgrounds. Drawdown research fellows have expertise in numerous disciplines, and together consider climate solutions across many sectors – including electricity, food & agriculture, industry, transportation, buildings, energy production, land use, and ocean science.
Project Drawdown also works with an international network of research partners – including universities, government labs, and non-profit research institutes around the world – to assemble, develop, evaluate, and disseminate research on climate solutions.
Our researchers and partners continuously review and evaluate the potential performance of diverse climate solutions – technologies and practices that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or enhance carbon sequestration from the atmosphere.
For each solution, we review extensive literature and datasets describing its potential scale, impact, and cost. We then build conduct a “meta-analysis” of data describing each solution and build analytical models to estimate how much greenhouse gas a given solution could avoid or remove over time, as well as the cost of implementing and operating it. The individual “bottom-up” solutions are then evaluated within and across multiple sectors, to consider how solutions work together, stopping climate change and moving the world toward Drawdown.