Renowned Natural Capitalism author Paul Hawken is launching a project and has published a book suggesting a pathway to drawing down atmospheric greenhouse gases to address climate change.
“You read that right,” wrote GreenBiz publisher Joel Makower: “to reduce, not just stabilize, atmospheric CO2 and other gases, in order to reverse rising global temperatures.”
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In an interview with The Guardian’s Marc Gunther, Hawken commented that “Drawdown is about technologies and solutions that are in place, understood, measured, documented, and growing. This is a path to opportunity and wellbeing, as opposed to a tax or a loss.”
“It is not game over. It is, in fact, game on,” a participant tweeted during the Greenbuild conference earlier this month, where Hawken released his book. “It marks the beginning of a new world, not the end.” “The transformation required by climate change marks the beginning of a new world,” another participant added.