Drawdown Project

Drawdown Project ([ND], Sausalito CA; 7 staff; drawdown.org)

A project based on the book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, edited by project director Paul Hawkin, which describes and ranks 100 solutions to reverse buildup of atmospheric carbon in 30 years.  Solutions are listed on the website.  The top ten: Refrigerant Management, Onshore Wind Turbines, Reduced Food Waste, Plant-Rich Diets, Tropical Forests, Educating Girls, Family Planning, Solar Farms, Silvopasture, and Rooftop Solar.  Each solution includes estimated costs and cost savings in billions of dollars. Paul Hawkin is the author of 8 books (see Profiles of Notable Individuals, in Overview section of this Guide).

Publications:

  • News and media
  • A list with the 100 solutions with information and impact assessment.
  • Highlight: Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (Penguin, April 2017, 256p) – The book maps, measures, models, and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. For each solution, it describes its history, the carbon impact it provides, the relative cost and savings, the path to adoption, and how it works.

Leadership: Jonathan Foley (Executive Director), Paul Hawken (Founder, Writer)

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