The Drawdown Agenda

The Drawdown Agenda explores an inspiring vision for how we can reverse global warming by achieving “drawdown” – when atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations peak and begin to decline.

The Drawdown Agenda is an exciting new podcast series. We speak to key members of the Project Drawdown team, a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, policy makers, business leaders and activists who have mapped, measured, and modelled the 100 most important climate solutions that can help us reach “drawdown.” We explore the key carbon-reduction solutions across the seven sectors at the heart of Drawdown— energy, food, women and girls, transport, materials, building and cities, and land use- as well as emerging solutions. We discuss how these solutions work in practice, explore the momentum for change, and look to the future as we learn how we can take collective action to achieve “drawdown.”

The Drawdown Agenda is a collaboration between The Sustainability Agenda and Project Drawdown.

All Episodes

Episode 5: Electricity Generation with João Pedro Gouveia

Energy is at the heart of everything we do and in this interview with senior Drawdown fellow João Pedro Gouveia, we take a look at the vital role it has to play in mitigating climate change. As João points out, we are in the midst of an energy revolution

Episode 4: Food Supply with Eric Toensmeier

In this interview, we are joined by Drawdown research fellow Eric Toensmeier to look at how we can improve the world’s food production systems. As established in the food demand interview, sustainably feeding the world’s ten billion inhabitants by 2050 re

Episode 3: Women & Girls with Alisha Graves

In this interview, we are joined by Drawdown research fellow Alisha Graves to look at how women’s empowerment impacts global warming. Although the status of women is not an issue often linked to climate, both family planning and improving girl’s access to

Episode 2: Food Demand with Amanda Hong and Zak Accuardi

In this interview, we are joined by experts Amanda Hong and Zak Accuardi to examine Drawdown’s two biggest solutions that allow for the greatest agency at the individual level – Reduced Food Waste and Plant Rich Diets. With studies showing that as much as

Episode 1: Beginnings with Paul Hawken

In this introductory episode of The Drawdown Agenda podcast, Paul Hawken, the co-founder and former executive director of Project Drawdown, discusses the inception and mission of Drawdown– and explains the research, modelling and analysis underpinning...