The Science Behind Drawdown Georgia: Reducing Georgia’s carbon footprint in beneficial and equitable ways

Join Dr. Marilyn Brown from the GaTech School of Public Policy and other university researchers for a look at the science behind the Drawdown GA project.  

What is Drawdown GA?  Drawdown is that point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. Inspired by Project Drawdown, there are five sectors where Georgia has the potential to leverage the most change: Electricity, Food & Agriculture, Land Sinks, Transportation, and Buildings & Materials. If we get this right, we’ll reduce our carbon impact to 69 megatons by 2030.

Over 18 months, a team of the state’s leading researchers and scientists took a deep dive into the data to determine what can be achieved within the Drawdown framework, leveraging our state’s abundant economic, social and natural resources. We set a fast-approaching deadline of 2030 to ensure that we’d be well on the road to net-zero by 2040. If we get this right, we can cut Georgia’s carbon impact by 34% in just 10 years, from an anticipated 2030 footprint of >120 million tons of carbon dioxide.

Drawdown Georgia’s mission is built on our state’s capacity for progress against emissions reductions in five high-impact areas:

  • Electricity
  • Transportation
  • Buildings & Materials
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Land Sinks

Within these high-impact areas, we have 20 specific solutions — from building on our solar and EV capacity, to growing our ability to sequester carbon in our forests and coastal wetlands, to transitioning to sustainable agriculture and plant-rich diets and building cleaner and greener.

Drawdown Georgia is also addressing the social, economic, environmental, and health impacts of scaling these solutions by accounting for the impacts Beyond Carbon.

Please join us Wednesday, Oct. 21 for the webinar at 2:00 pm EST.  No RSVP is required and all are welcome! 

Link to join: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/rqdytagb

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

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