The Drawdown Review

The Drawdown Review
November 30, 2020 Christina Mullin

Did you know that The Drawdown Review was released this year. It represents the second seminal publication and the first major update about solutions to climate change.  The Drawdown Review not only presents new solutions and new research, but it also presents a new framework to think about climate solutions.

You can download a free copy of The Drawdown Review here.  And please help spread the word by sharing the link with your friends and colleagues.

A quick recap about Project Drawdown: in April 2017, Project Drawdown released its inaugural body of work on climate solutions with the publication of the best-selling book Drawdown and a suite of open-source resources on

That material has influenced university curricula, city climate plans, commitments by businesses, community action, philanthropic strategy, and more. This Review represents the organization’s second seminal publication and the first major update to our assessment of solutions to move the world toward “Drawdown”—the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. 

Project Drawdown conducts an ongoing review and analysis of climate solutions—the practices and technologies that can stem and begin to reduce the excess of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere—to provide the world with a current and robust resource. The Drawdown Review is core to our efforts to respond nimbly to the rapidly evolving landscape of solutions and the urgency of the challenge humanity faces. 

Drawdown is a critical turning point for life on Earth, and we must strive to reach it quickly, safely, and equitably. The Drawdown Review and, present an overview of climate solutions in hand—now, today—to reach Drawdown and begin to come back into balance with the planet’s living systems. These solutions are tools of possibility in the face of a seemingly impossible challenge. They must not remain the domain of specialists or select groups.

Widespread awareness and understanding of climate solutions is vital to kindle agency and effect change worldwide, across individual, community, regional, national, and global scales. People and institutions of all kinds, in all places, have roles to play in this great transformation, and the solutions in these pages are a synthesis of collective wisdom and collective action unfolding around the globe.

In 2018, author of Drawdown, Paul Hawken, decided the time was right for him to step aside and bring in new leadership to Project Drawdown so he could focus on his writing and new projects. Since that time, Paul has been very busy on his new book Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, which will be published in early 2021. I eagerly await the publication of the book next year!