About Drawdown Georgia
Drawdown Georgia is a statewide initiative working to catalyze a Georgia beyond carbon. Our road map lays out a vision for scaling Georgia-specific climate solutions in ways that prioritize equity and public health, create jobs, and nurture the natural environment. Our goal is to help Georgians build a new, sustainable future based on our diversity, our ingenuity, and our shared humanity.
Drawdown Georgia takes its inspiration from Project Drawdown®, the world’s leading resource for taking action on climate change. Researchers from across our state came together to localize that work, highlighting climate solutions that make the most sense for Georgia: those with a strong track record that are cost-competitive and market-ready. It has grown into a “leader-full” movement, including many partners and funders working to advance climate solutions in Georgia.
We’re building a diverse and inclusive movement to lift up and celebrate our progress on five fronts: transportation, buildings & materials, food & agriculture, electricity, and land sinks.
An Initiative Grounded in Research
Drawdown Georgia is a research-based initiative launched in 2020 that was born from a multi-university collaboration, funded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. The research was led by Georgia Tech, with partners from Emory University, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia. The research team released its initial findings in October 2020. That work identified the 20 high-impact climate solutions that put Georgia on a path to advance drawdown–that point in the future when levels of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline.
With these 20 climate solutions as a roadmap, Drawdown Georgia is bringing together businesses, universities, NGOs, policymakers, and others to join the movement to take us further, faster.
Drawdown Georgia Leadership and Partner Initiatives
Leadership at Drawdown Georgia comes from every part of the state and includes many partners–as well as a growing list of funders–that are all working to advance climate solutions in Georgia. Strategic guidance comes from our Drawdown Georgia Leadership Council.
Drawdown Georgia is also the organizing principle behind several partner initiatives that offer opportunities for Georgians to connect and scale climate solutions at work, on campus, and in communities of faith across the state:
Drawdown Georgia Business Compact
Drawdown Georgia for Congregations
Who is Drawdown Georgia?
We are Georgians – suburban, urban and rural – with diverse challenges who are seeking common solutions to shared goals. We are community and business leaders, policy makers, advocates, innovators, entrepreneurs and municipal officials. We are parents and grandparents who are focused on the future Georgia that our children will inherit. All of us have the power to adopt solutions that will breathe life into Georgia’s future.
Can we come together from across multiple social, geographic, and political perspectives to bring climate solutions home to Georgia? We’re betting on us.