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  • Published: 15 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143130444
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $35.00
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Drawdown

The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Roll Back Global Warming


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The 100 most substantive solutions to roll back climate change, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world.

In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and activists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and methods are described here—some are well known, some you have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in the developing world to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path toward not just slowing the earth’s warming, but actually reaching drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to seize our planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

  • Pub date: 15 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143130444
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Author

Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy.

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Praise for Drawdown

“Exciting, compelling, and very important . . . It will inspire and encourage millions more to take action”

Jane Goodall, UN Ambassador for Peace


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