Drawdown is that point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. Inspired by Project Drawdown, there are five sectors where Georgia has the potential to leverage the most change: Electricity, Food & Agriculture, Land Sinks, Transportation, and Buildings & Materials. Georgia’s problem is simple—we emit 125 megatons of CO2 per year, and our goal is ambitious. If we get this right, we’ll reduce our carbon impact to 69 megatons by 2030.
You’ll see yourself, your business, and your community in many of the 20 solutions in our plan, because we’ve tailored our mission very specifically to Georgia’s unique economic, natural and social resources.
The changing climate affects our economy, equity, public health, and the environment. Drawdown Georgia’s solutions offer direct and indirect impacts on these issues across our diverse population.
We’re crowdsolving by bringing together the collective genius from all corners of the state to bring our solutions to life. Crowdsolving is the idea that loosely connected people can come together to solve difficult problems and bring big ideas to life. The common thread is a shared vision, and that’s what Drawdown Georgia is. We’re betting on the idea that people all over our state have both the vision and the know-how to scale the critical solutions that will transform our climate over the next decade. And we’re counting on the fact that we’ll come together as Drawdown Georgia to make it happen.
Imagine a Georgia beyond carbon. A state that leads the way. What will it take to get there? And how will this shift benefit our communities, our environment, and future generations? In partnership with Civic Dinners, we invite you to the table for a conversation series about the future of Georgia. This virtual conversation series will explore Drawdown Georgia’s climate solutions.
Sign up to learn more about this moment in history and unique opportunity to help re-envision a Georgia beyond carbon. We hope you’ll join us.
An epiphany of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Drawdown Georgia has emerged from a working group of partners that have led the research to identify and vet the top solutions that leverage Georgia’s unique economic, social, and natural resources.
The Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, and The University of Georgia are founding partners of the Georgia Climate Project, and partners on the Drawdown Georgia journey. With Project Drawdown as our North Star, Drawdown Georgia is bringing climate solutions home.