What is Drawdown?
Drawdown is the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline.
– Project Drawdown
Drawdown is the concept that we have the necessary solutions, from ancient human practices to recent technological innovations, to tackle the climate emergency. And in the process, we can realize enormous social and economic co-benefits.
Drawdown brings a powerful and positive approach to the climate crisis based on action, solutions and opportunity.
Drawdown requires transformative action in many areas of human life, including:
Project Drawdown is a non-profit organization based in the US. Since its inception in 2014, Project Drawdown has become the world’s leading resource for climate solutions. Hundreds of scientists and experts have worked on a database of the most substantial methods of reducing emissions, based on rigorous scientific calculations and the best available data.
The 2017 book Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming contains research on the top 100 solutions to global warming. Styled as a highly accessible coffee table book, it became a New York Times bestseller and inspired a global movement.
The most up-to-date research on Drawdown is currently found in The Drawdown Review, Climate Solutions for the Next Decade, the first follow-up to the 2017 book. The Review contains new and updated research, and lays out the full menu of the Drawdown methodology in more detail. The Review adds analysis of how implementation of climate solutions could be accelerated.
Community-based Organizations Dedicated to Drawdown
Centre for Local Prosperity (Drawdown Project) – Atlantic Canada
Drawdown Markham – Ontario
Drawdown Richmond Hills – Ontario
Drawdown Toronto – Ontario
Drawdown Alberta – Alberta
EcoCaledon (Drawdown Directory) – Ontario
Drawdown Marin County
Kansas City Drawdown Society
Drawdown Aotearoa New Zealand