Drawdown Georgia Resource Portal

   Inspired by Project Drawdown and funded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, the Drawdown Georgia project aims to identify a set of solutions to help Georgia achieve 'drawdown', or the point at which greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations begin to decline on a year-to-year basis, and lead the state of Georgia on a path to carbon neutrality.
 

The Foundation's website is hosted at: https://www.raycandersonfoundation.org/georgia-drawdown

Sign up here to stay informed about Drawdown Georgia. For more information, contact drawdown@gatech.edu.

Phase I. Establish Multi-Disciplinary Workgroups  - Completed Fall 2019

Six sector workgroups are comprised of faculty, researchers, and graduate students at four universities: Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, Emory University, and Georgia State.

Activities:

1. Hosted a Workshop at the Kendeda Living Building, Georgia Tech, November 6th, 2019 

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2. Presented workplans and preliminary results at the

2019 Georgia Climate Conference, Emory University

Phase II. Down-select High Impact Solutions - Completed Spring 2020

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47 Page Narrative of the Research Process
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187 Pages of Research Findings

Read the 04-05-2020 Working Paper & Appendix by clicking an image

   This working paper (on left) describes the first phase of our research, involving a fact-based assessment of Project Drawdown's solutions, to identify those that could significantly reduce Georgia’s carbon footprint by 2030.  The Appendix (on right) includes logic diagrams, info sheets, and references describing 75 individual solutions. Below is a quick reference of the 21 high impact solutions, organized by sector, which are retained for further research into costs and benefits required for carbon drawdown.

Drawdown Georgia's 21 High-Impact 2030 Solutions
Energy Generation Transportation Built Environment & Materials Food Systems Forests & Land Use
Cogeneration Aviation Groundworks Alternative Mobility Composting Afforestation & Silvopasture
Demand Response Electric Vehicles Landfill Methane Conservation Agriculture Coastal Wetlands
Rooftop Solar Energy-Efficient Cars Recycling / Waste Management Plant-Rich Diet Temperate Forest Protection & Mgmt
Solar Farms & Community Solar Energy-Efficient Trucks Refrigerant Management Reduced Food Waste  
  Mass Transit Retrofitting    

Download the 2-sided info sheet by clicking on a solution

 

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Phase III. Final Products - In Progress 2020

  • April 7th - Solve Climate by 2030 State Webinar with policy makers

  • Last week of August - Georgia Drawdown Conference, hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology

final products