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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever to Reverse Global Warming
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever to Reverse Global Warming
WhenWednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever to Reverse Global Warming

Join us for a hope-inspiring presentation by and Q&A with Chad Frischmann, VP and Research Scientist of Project Drawdown. Reserve your seat for this free - and open to the public - event.

Given all that we've experienced in just the past few months, from wildfires and hurricanes in the U.S. to flooding in India and other countries in South Asia, we need climate change solutions NOW.

Project Drawdown is facilitating a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years.

The book, Drawdown, reports on this research to map, measure, model, and describe the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. It is the first detailed plan to reverse global warming.

For each solution, Drawdown describes its history, the carbon impact it provides, the relative cost and savings, the path to adoption, and how it works. The goal of the research that informs Drawdown is to determine if we can reverse the buildup of atmospheric carbon within thirty years. All solutions modeled are already in place, well understood, analyzed based on peer-reviewed science, and are expanding around the world.

This event is part of the SustainableUW Festival and the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship's EntreFest, in collaboration with UW Sustainability and ReThink.

About the Speaker

Chad Frischmann is the Vice President & Research Director at Project Drawdown, where he oversees the Senior Research Team and the Drawdown Fellowship Program. Chad is the lead researcher and principal architect of the methodology and models used in Drawdown and all related publications. With an interdisciplinary background in public policy, sustainable development, and environmental conservation, Chad brings over 17 years of experience in program management and strategic leadership to the team. He has been with the organization since its inception in 2014, working as both head of research and operations. Previously, Chad also was the Senior Program Officer at The Europaeum; taught at the University of Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley; and worked as a consultant and researcher for numerous organizations, from small grassroots non-profits to UN agencies such as UNESCO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. He holds a master's degree in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, a master's degree in Art History from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University.

Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus roomKane 210
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Special Events
Event sponsorsUW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, in collaboration with UW Sustainability and ReThink.……
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