Drawdown (climate)

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Climate drawdown is the point at which greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere begin to decline on a year-to-year basis.[1]

Drawdown is a goal for reversing climate change, and eventually reducing global average temperatures.[2]

Project Drawdown[edit]

Project Drawdown is a climate change mitigation project initiated by Paul Hawken and climate activist Amanda Joy Ravenhill. Central to the project is the compilation of a list of the “100 most substantive solutions to global warming.” [2] The list, encompassing only technologically viable, existing solutions, was compiled by a team of over 200 scholars, scientists, policymakers, business leaders and activists;[3][4] for each solution the carbon impact through the year 2050, the total and net cost to society, and the total lifetime savings were measured and modelled.[5][2]

Paul Hawken has edited the book Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming to support the Project.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Drawdown". Project Drawdown. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Makower, Joel (22 October 2014). "Two Steps Forward: Inside Paul Hawken's audacious plan to 'drawdown' climate change". GreenBiz. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  3. ^ Book Passage (w/o date): “Paul Hawken - Drawdown (San Rafael).” Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  4. ^ Project Drawdown homepage. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  5. ^ Project Drawdown (w/o date): “Solutions.” Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  6. ^ Hawken, Paul (2017). Paul Hawken, ed. Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. New York, NY: Penguin Books. ISBN 9780143130444.