Every day at Project Drawdown we are asked, “What can I do to solve the climate crisis?” The answers are all around us. Solutions to climate change are in our daily lives right now. And we have no time to lose putting them in motion.
Which solution surprises or inspires you? Who would benefit from knowing about it? Use the icons on each solution’s web page to share a solution via email to an elected official, policy maker, or business leader. Share your favorite solution on Facebook, Twitter, and dozens of social channels. Add the hashtag #ClimateSolutions for greater reach.
On this landmark Earth Day, you CAN make a difference. Explore the sectors below with 86 solutions that are in place now. Find one that moves you and start working on it today!
It’s not surprising that with 32 solutions, Electricity is our largest solution sector. In addition to insulation, wind power, and LEDs, you’ll find innovations such as dynamic glass and microgrids. Find and share your favorite solution in the Electricity sector, then do what you can to put it in motion.
Food, Agriculture, and Land Use
From regenerative farms to plant rich diets, rice fields to peatlands, this sector contains 14 solutions to climate change. As we grow, prepare, and eat food, we in turn must nurture the land from which it comes. Visit the Food, Ag, and Land Use page to find the most impactful places to start.
Materials, waste, refrigerants, and energy efficiency make up the 10 solutions in the Industry sector. Builders and manufacturers are already implementing solutions like alternative cement and waste-to-energy. Check out the Industry sector page to see where to reduce even more of Industry’s heat-trapping emissions.
The dramatic decrease in greenhouse emissions resulting from recent reduction in travel shows us how effective the 13 Transportation solutions are. We must keep building on solutions like bicycle infrastructure, efficient aviation and more to make the current drawdown permanent.
The 16 solutions in the Buildings sector orient around energy efficiency, energy sources, and refrigerants. Green roofs, building retrofitting, and net-zero buildings all contribute to reaching drawdown. Which of the solutions can you act on in the buildings where you live and work?
Plants and healthy ecosystems have an unparalleled capacity to absorb carbon through photosynthesis and storing it in living biomass. Lands Sinks now have their own sector in Project Drawdown’s research. Peatland protection and regenerative annual cropping are just 2 of the 22 solutions you’ll find in this sector.
Coastal and Ocean Sinks
Oceans absorb and redistribute heat and carbon, taking up 23% of the carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere each year. Solutions in this sector focus on coastal wetland protection and restoration. Learn more about protecting these vital ecosystems.
Engineered sinks address how carbon is captured and stored once it is removed from the atmosphere. Our future research will address technologies such as “direct capture.” For now, the production of biochar retains its place as a top solution due to its ability to store carbon and and enrich soil.
Health and Education
Our research captured the world’s attention by showing how education and family planning influence both climate and society. Our updated research shows how Health and Education have a compounding effect, with greater climate impacts in the future.
The Drawdown Review
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