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Countdown to Drawdown: A Blueprint for the Rapid Reduction of Carbon Emissions and Atmospheric Concentrations
Convener: Mark McCaffrey 
Tue, 25 Apr, 19:00–20:00

Drawdown is the point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begin to decline on a year-to-year basis. Initiated by author Paul Hawken, Project Drawdown ( has facilitated a broad team of experts to vet the financial, social and environmental impact of an array of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere through efficiency and resource productivity; replace existing energy sources with low carbon renewable energy; and bio-sequester carbon dioxide through innovative farming, grazing and reforestation practices. The results of this research, published in April 2017, will be highlighted at this townhall meeting where key findings of the research will be presented and conference participants will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges and potential for implementing the most promising approaches to rapid drawdown.

Public information: The results of Project Drawdown, a multi-year study of one hundred techniques and methods to substantially reduce carbon emissions and sequester atmospheric carbon, were released in the Spring of 2017 in the form of a book edited by author Paul Hawken, an open-source database, and an interactive digital platform. This townhall meeting will present key findings of the project and provide an opportunity for partipants to discuss the potential for the rapid implementation of these strategies on local to global scales.