What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere?
This hypothetical scenario, known as “drawdown,” is our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann.
Learn more about drawdown
“Global warming is one of the most pressing issues facing our world today. Much has already been written on the urgency with which we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions, pull carbon out of the air, and redesign our social-environmental systems towards a new way of doing business that is restorative and regenerative in nature. What has been lacking is an understanding of real, workable technologies and practices to get us there.”
“Drawdown is the point in time when concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begin to decline on a year-to-year basis. It is the prerequisite for reversing global warming and restoring the natural carbon cycle. Yet, more than this technical definition, Drawdown is a goal for humanity; a marker on the horizon point us towards the future we want.”
Watch this TED Global presentation from Project Drawdown’s Chad Frischmann to learn more.
But the most effective drawdown solution may have been missed
For example, in this blog, Sasja Beslik, Head, Sustainable Finance, Nordea Bank AB, argues that one thing missing from Paul Hawken’s Drawdown work is the lack of consideration of the financial sector and the flows of capital. Beslik claims that had Hawken included sustainable savings in his study, it would have come out as the number 1 solution to combating climate change.
Second International Drawdown Conference
You may be interested in participating in some or all of the Second International Drawdown Conference to be held online 5-9 Jan 2021.
Details and registration can be found here.