Drawdown book: Global warming is reversible

Climate protection initiative gives a preview of the German edition of the Drawdown book with the 100 most effective climate protection measures and invites clever minds to participate

The climate protection initiative Drawdown Europe has called for the strengthening and further development of the currently available instruments for reducing CO2 emissions and binding CO2 from the atmosphere. At the second meeting of the initiative on Wednesday in Berlin, which was organised by the German Energy Agency (dena) and the innovation network EIT Climate-KIC, around 150 representatives from politics, business, science and society took part, including Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, Kirsten Dunlop (CEO of EIT Climate-KIC), Chad Frischmann (Vice President of Project Drawdown), Iain Campbell (Senior Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute) and Sandrine Dixson-Declève (Vice President of the Club of Rome). The aim of the initiative is to gather knowledge and experience from applied climate protection, to process it scientifically and to make it accessible to the public.

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The event also gave a first preview of the German edition of the book “Drawdown – Der Plan: Wie wir die Erdwärmung umkehren können” (Drawdown. The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming), which will be on sale starting April 22nd. It offers a scientifically sound description of the 100 most effective climate protection measures, including a calculation of the global CO2 reduction potential and the associated costs and savings for each individual measure. The book contains a foreword by Andreas Kuhlmann, dena’s Chief Executive and co-initiator of Drawdown Europe.

Regarding Drawdown’s approach and the book preview, Andreas Kuhlmann says: “Climate protection is also a question of attitude. Drawdown focuses on solutions. There are enough things we can do – we just have to start. From refrigerant management to wind turbines and a plant-rich diet to educating girls: Drawdown gives an inspiring insight into the possibilities. The Drawdown book is one of the few books on climate protection that doesn’t give you nightmares. It shows what tools are available and encourages us to use them.”

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Drawdown Europe, the European offshoot of Project Drawdown, was launched in 2018 by dena, EIT Climate-KIC and the European Climate Foundation. Further information on the initiative can be found at www.drawdowneurope.eu.

More information on the English version of the Drawdown book, edited by Paul Hawken, can be found at: https://www.drawdown.org/the-book. The German version is published by Gütersloher Verlagshaus.

 
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