Peatlands – Drawdown Strategy #30

Peatlands — also known as bogs — are a unique type of wetland, named for the organic matter that forms when plants decompose in an oxygen-starved environment over hundreds and thousands of years[i]. The Drawdown organization describes peat as “neither solid ground nor water, but something in between[ii],” ideal conditions for preserving ancient ‘bog bodies’…

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Temperate Forests – Drawdown Strategy #12

Campaigns to “save the forests” usually focus on the tropical jungles epitomized by the Amazon basin. There are valid reasons for this: while rainforests take up only about 5% of the Earth’s surface, they store about 25% of its carbon. Their importance is thus far greater than their presence[i].   A full quarter of the…

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Regenerative Agriculture – Drawdown Strategy #11

In 2014, the Rodale Institute[i], an organic agriculture research center based in Pennsylvania, heralded[ii] a revolutionary technology with potential to store more than 100% of global annual CO2 emissions:   The cost is minimal and is adaptable to local contexts the world over. It can be rolled out tomorrow providing multiple benefits beyond climate stabilization….

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