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Solutions for a Changing Climate

Each Drawdown Georgia solution has a strong track record, is cost-competitive and ‘market-ready.’ By bringing what’s possible into focus, Drawdown Georgia puts us on a path to a low-carbon, high-quality of life future for all.

The Drawdown Georgia Methodology

With Project Drawdown as our guiding principle, the Ray C. Anderson Foundation brought together a group of Georgia’s climate experts to scale the global climate framework to our state. A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, Emory University, and Georgia State University analyzed which climate solutions best map to Georgia’s unique economic, social and natural resources.

The resulting 20 high-impact solutions, when scaled, have the power to cut Georgia’s emissions significantly over the next decade, and put the state on a path toward carbon neutrality. Along the way, new technologies, fresh insights and improved capabilities will no doubt spur additional progress so that we can then imagine our way to 2040 and beyond.

With Project Drawdown as our guiding principle, the Ray C. Anderson Foundation brought together a group of Georgia’s climate experts to scale the global climate framework to our state. A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, Emory University, and Georgia State University analyzed which climate solutions best map to Georgia’s unique economic, social and natural resourc...

With Project Drawdown as our guiding principle, the Ray C. Anderson Foundation brought together a group of Georgia’s climate experts to scale the global climate framework to our state. A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, Emory University, and Georgia State University analyzed which climate solutions best map to Georgia’s unique economic, social and natural resources.

The resulting 20 high-impact solutions, when scaled, have the power to cut Georgia’s emissions significantly over the next decade, and put the state on a path toward carbon neutrality. Along the way, new technologies, fresh insights and improved capabilities will no doubt spur additional progress so that we can then imagine our way to 2040 and beyond.

1
Learn

Understanding Georgia’s baseline carbon footprint and trends

2
Identify

Identifying the most impactful Georgia-specific carbon-reduction solutions based on the global framework of Project Drawdown®

3
Estimate

Estimating the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction potential of these high-impact 2030 solutions for Georgia in megatons

4
Impact

Considering costs and benefits of these solutions, including how they impact Georgia’s social systems Beyond Carbon: jobs, equity, public health, and the environment

Learn

Understanding Georgia’s baseline carbon footprint and trends

Identify

Identifying the most impactful Georgia-specific carbon-reduction solutions based on the global framework of Project Drawdown®

Estimate

Estimating the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction potential of these high-impact 2030 solutions for Georgia in megatons

Impact

Considering costs and benefits of these solutions, including how they impact Georgia’s social systems Beyond Carbon: jobs, equity, public health, and the environment

The Science of What’s Possible

We love geeking out over our potential to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Georgia, and we have a feeling you will too. In just a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to click on the interactive graph below to explore what’s possible. This interactive graphic allows you to see where emissions in the state are headed under the status quo -- and how that trajectory will change as our solutions begin to scale.

Every color-coded wedge represents how each solution can contribute ambitious, but achievable, emission reductions. It helps us visualize what’s possible, and we believe if you can see it, you can achieve it. These calculations are a work in progress based on estimates and forecasts gathered from numerous sources. Stay tuned as this graph changes over time and as our emissions projections change.

We love geeking out over our potential to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Georgia, and we have a feeling you will too. In just a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to click on the interactive graph below to explore what’s possible.

This interactive graphic allows you to see where emissions in the state are headed under the status quo -- and how that trajectory will change as our solutions begin to...

We love geeking out over our potential to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Georgia, and we have a feeling you will too. In just a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to click on the interactive graph below to explore what’s possible.

This interactive graphic allows you to see where emissions in the state are headed under the status quo -- and how that trajectory will change as our solutions begin to scale.

Every color-coded wedge represents how each solution can contribute ambitious, but achievable, emission reductions. It helps us visualize what’s possible, and we believe if you can see it, you can achieve it.
These calculations are a work in progress based on estimates and forecasts gathered from numerous sources. Stay tuned as this graph changes over time and as our emissions projections change.

Electricity
Solution Sector Megatons CO2 Equivalent
Reduced / Sequestered
(2020–2030)
Large Scale Solar
Electricity -11.2
Cogeneration
Electricity -2.1
Rooftop Solar
Electricity -1.0
Demand Response
Electricity -1.7
Landfill Methane
Electricity -1.4
Buildings & Materials
Solution Sector Megatons CO2 Equivalent
Reduced / Sequestered
(2020–2030)
Recycling/Waste Management
Buildings & Materials -3.1
Refrigerant Management
Buildings & Materials -0.7
Retrofitting
Buildings & Materials -2.6
Food & Agriculture
Solution Sector Megatons CO2 Equivalent
Reduced / Sequestered
(2020–2030)
Composting
Food & Agriculture -1.7
Conservation Agriculture
Food & Agriculture -0.5
Plant-forward Diet
Food & Agriculture -1.2
Reduced Food Waste
Food & Agriculture -1.7
Land Sinks
Solution Sector Megatons CO2 Equivalent
Reduced / Sequestered
(2020–2030)
Coastal Wetlands Restoration
Land Sinks -0.1
Afforestation & Silvopasture
Land Sinks -2.8
Temperate Forest Stewardship
Land Sinks -2.6
Transportation
Solution Sector Megatons CO2 Equivalent
Reduced / Sequestered
(2020–2030)
Energy Efficient Cars
Transportation -1.4
Energy Efficient Trucks
Transportation -3.3
Mass Transit
Transportation -0.8
Electric Vehicles
Transportation -1.4
Alternative Mobility
Transportation -1.8
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