In this episode of Regenomics Down Under, we take a quick (ish) tour through the Project Drawdown 2020 review, summarising their action areas and connecting them to actions happening in Australia and around the world. 

We explore quantified, evidence-based solutions for reversing global warming through: Improving society Supporting carbon sinks Reducing emissions Reducing emissions is much more interesting than solar panels and electric vehicles. Currently our global emissions come from:

~25% Electricity Production
~24% Food, Agriculture & Land Use
~21% Industry
~14% Transportation
~6% Buildings
~10% Other Energy-Related Emissions – leaking gas pipe lines and the like 

So reducing emissions covers all those sectors – Food, Agriculture, Land Use, Industry, and Buildings – they all have a role to play alongside electricity generation and transport. There is a whole smorgasbord of commercial climate solutions already scaling – solutions that regenerate ecosystems and communities as well as our atmosphere. A whole heap are happening down under, too.  Here’s an intro to help you find your piece of the action.


Drawdown 2020 Review:

Drawdown Climate Solutions 101 – free 6-part video series: 

Systems Thinking: Understanding and working with human systems is fundamental to climate solutions. Meet some key systems thinkers in this video collection: 

Drawdown report on Education and Health: 

Oyster Reef Restoration: 

Reef Credits: 

Trust for Nature: 

Seaweed Carbon Capture: 

Food waste statistics: 14 percent of the world’s food is lost before it even reaches the market. 

Banana ‘waste’ becomes food: 

RenewEconomy is full of ongoing renewables stories: has been doing amazing things. If you have more listening time, one telling of their story is here 

Biomimicry for smarter technology: 

Circular Economy in Victoria: 

Green steel stories: and a dedicated plant is being built in Austria (sadly, not Australia – yet) 

The BZE 2018 report on “Electrifying Industry” 

Aussie entrepreneur like Cannon-Brookes exploring for first mover advantage 

Robot ship cleaner: 

Electric airplanes for cleaner, quieter Australian air travel: