Climate Solutions 101 is a free video series filled with the latest need-to-know science and fascinating insights from global leaders in climate policy, research, investment and beyond.
Rather than rehashing well-known climate challenges, Project Drawdown highlights game-changing climate action based on its own rigorous scientific review and assessment. This course, presented in a six-part video series along with in-depth conversations, contains expertise from inspiring thought leaders around the world. Enjoy a brain-shift toward a brighter climate reality—and spread the word.
Halting climate change
Humanity’s greatest challenge is also our greatest opportunity. With Project Drawdown Executive Director Jonathan Foley as your co-pilot, explore the last 50 years of stunning change to see our current climate inflection point in context. Hear more about emissions sources and sinks, and take a step back to see the critical importance of centering human equality in the race to shift climate solutions to global action. What role will you play in building a better future?
Building the future we want requires an understanding of our collective past. Explore the last 50 years of stunning change—from food demand, water, population, ocean health, and beyond—to see our current climate inflection point in context. This introductory video is a fascinating must-watch before continuing your Climate Solutions 101 journey.
To achieve drawdown—the point when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start declining—it’s important to understand the sources of emissions and nature’s means of rebalancing the climate system. In this unit: Explore the sources and impacts of greenhouse gases, and zero-in on three critical principles: reducing sources, supporting nature’s “sinks” for storing carbon, and centering equality in global action.
How can we stop harmful emissions in their tracks? Discover fascinating, up-to-date methods for halting emissions before they reach the atmosphere. This unit walks through the five largest sources of greenhouse gases—electricity, food, industry, transportation, and buildings—bringing the path to a safer, low-carbon economy into sharper relief. Learn which sources make up the biggest slices of the global emissions pie.
Three cheers for carbon sinks! Get to know these climate solution powerhouses (from the land, sea, and labs) by exploring the best ways to keep them strong. From shifting agriculture practices and addressing human diets to restoring marine ecosystems, this unit delves into the opportunities and limitations of sinks as a tool to reach drawdown. Finally, take a step back to see the critical importance of centering human equality in the race to shift climate solutions to global action.
Clear paths to safe, equitable drawdown exist today: reducing sources, supporting sinks, and building a more equal human society all play pivotal roles. Take a closer look—from critical features to dollars and cents—at Project Drawdown’s Framework for Climate Solutions, and explore dozens of known paths to a more hopeful inflection point. Learn why comprehensive, equitable climate action is the largest business and job creation opportunity in human history.
What to do with roughly 80 global, sector-spanning solutions to climate change? Shift them from concept to reality in three important waves. As Climate Solutions 101 comes to a close, hear more about deploying cost-effective solutions, changing our infrastructure, and innovating new technologies across sectors. By now you know that reaching drawdown is only possible through bold action. What role will you play in building a better future?
Expert conversations from around the world
How can we make real progress in the face of so many global challenges? As you work your way through the core Climate Solutions 101 units, hear answers from TEN fascinating thought leaders working at the intersections of climate, nature, industry, justice, and beyond. Learn the ins-and-outs of climate solutions across sectors, and leave with inspiration about your place in a more equitable, science-informed path forward.
Trust a Weather Geek: Climate Justice is the Only Way | Marshall Shepherd
The Case for Climate Policy, Now | Leah Stokes
Investing in a Bold Climate Future | Ibrahim AlHusseini
Race & Privilege in the Climate Movement | Lisa Graumlich
Climate Solutions 101 is presented at no cost thanks to Trane Technologies, Chris Kohlhardt, and Intuit.