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Drawdown Solutions

In this education series, we are going to break down some of the topics in the popular book “Drawdown” which outlines real-world strategies to help mitigate climate change. Each post will contain relevant take-home tips for you to implement these global-warming reversing strategies, with helpful resources to get you started. The list below includes the Drawdown strategies in order of highest impact. Use the links below to read as new topics are added.

  1. Refrigeration
  2. Wind Turbines (Onshore)
  3. Reduced Food Waste
  4. Plant-Rich Diet
  5. Tropical Forests
  6. Educating Girls
  7. Family Planning
  8. Solar Farms
  9. Silvopasture
  10. Rooftop Solar
  11. Regenerative Agriculture
  12. Temperate Forests
  13. Peatlands
  14. Tropical Staple Trees
  15. Afforestation
  16. Conservation Agriculture
  17. Tree Intercropping
  18. Geothermal
  19. Managed Grazing
  20. Nuclear
  21. Clean Cookstoves
  22. Wind Turbines (Offshore)
  23. Farmland Restoration
  24. Improved Rice Cultivation
  25. Concentrated Solar
  26. Electric Vehicles
  27. District Heating
  28. Multistrata Agroforestry
  29. Wave and Tidal
  30. Methane Digesters (Large)
  31. Insulation
  32. Ships
  33. LED Lighting – Household
  34. Biomass
  35. Bamboo
  36. Alternative Cement
  37. Mass Transit
  38. Forest Protection
  39. Indigenous Peoples’ Land Management
  40. Trucks
  41. Solar Water
  42. Heat Pumps
  43. Airplanes
  44. LED Lighting – Commercial
  45. Building Automation
  46. Water Saving – Home
  47. Bioplastic
  48. In-Stream Hydro
  49. Cars
  50. Cogeneration
  51. Perennial Biomass
  52. Coastal Wetlands
  53. System of Rice Intensification
  54. Walkable Cities
  55. Household Recycling
  56. Industrial Recycling
  57. Smart Thermostats
  58. Landfill Methane
  59. Bike Infrastructure
  60. Composting
  61. Smart Glass
  62. Women Smallholders
  63. Telepresence
  64. Methane Digesters (Small)
  65. Nutrient Management
  66. High-Speed Rail
  67. Farmland Irrigation
  68. Waste-to-Energy
  69. Electric Bikes
  70. Recycled Paper
  71. Water Distribution
  72. Biochar
  73. Green Roofs
  74. Trains
  75. Ridesharing
  76. Micro Wind
  77. Grid Flexibility, Energy Storage (Utilities), Energy Storage (Distributed)
  78. Microgrids
  79. Net Zero Buildings
  80. Retrofitting

These solutions below are “coming attractions” – strategies which contribute to reversing global warming and still need additional research to quantify the full environmental impact:

  • Repopulating the Mammoth Steppe
  • Pasture Cropping
  • Enhanced Weathering of Minerals
  • Marine Permaculture
  • Intensive Silvopasture
  • Artificial Leaf
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Solid-State Wave Energy
  • Living Buildings
  • Direct Air Capture
  • Hydrogen-Boron Fusion
  • Smart Highways
  • Hyperloop
  • Microbial Farming
  • Industrial Hemp
  • Perennial Crops
  • A Cow Walks onto a Beach
  • Ocean Faring
  • Smart Grids
  • Building with Wood