In the context of climate change, "drawdown" is a nonprofit organization, a book, a term that describes a visionary future, and a new regional collaborative for climate action in the San Francisco Bay Area.

the term 

The term “drawdown” refers to the point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begins to decline on a year-to-year basis.

the Drawdown Bay Area collaborative

What more can be done in the San Francisco Bay Area to accelerate the reduction of GHG emissions to the pace needed? We propose a strategy to find opportunities for additional GHG reductions using the Project Drawdown framework and to dramatically increase public engagement through regional messaging campaigns. This regional collaboration strategy has the opportunity to serve as a model for other regions in California and beyond.

the book

In response to the question: “Is it possible to reverse global warming?” environmentalists Paul Hawken and Amanda Joy

Ravenhill gathered a team of over 200 scholars, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and activists worldwide to assess, map, and model the most substantive solutions to achieve this goal. In 2017, the results of the initial study were published in Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.

In this TED Talk, Chad Frischmann, VP and Research Director for Project Drawdown, explains the concept of "drawdown" and shares solutions to climate change that exist today. He envisions how we can reverse global warming and create a world where regeneration, not destruction, is the rule.

The 80 solutions documented in the book are technologically viable, existing solutions. While they were ranked according to their potential to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and their cost effectiveness, it is clear that all of the solutions are needed to reverse global warming. There is no one silver bullet.

the nonprofit organization

Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organization and global coalition united by a singular goal: to reverse global warming. Scientists have done an extraordinary job detailing the current and probable future impacts of global warming. What humanity has lacked is a comprehensive, convincing path forward to reverse it. Project Drawdown brought together an international collaborative to create that blueprint of possibility. As a living research and communication effort, Project Drawdown continues to map, measure, and model the most substantive climate solutions, and to advance the understanding, imagination, and conviction needed to reverse global warming. Project Drawdown is the inspiration for Drawdown Bay Area.

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