What do you think would reduce greenhouse gas emissions more?
One, If half the world switched to a plant-rich diet, or if clean cookstoves, which reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, were adopted on a large scale in the developing world?
Paul Hawken, legend in environmental circle since the early 1980s started green businesses, writing books on ecological commerce (President Bill Clinton called Hawken’s Natural Capitalism one of the five most important books in the world), consulting with businesses and governments, speaking to civic groups, and collecting honorary doctorates (six so far).
A few years ago, he set out to pull together the careful coverage of solutions that had so long been lacking. With the help of a little funding, he and a team of several dozen research fellows set out to “map, measure, and model” the 100 most substantive solutions to climate change, using only peer-reviewed research.
He proposed a project named ‘Drawdown’ – The Most Comprehensive Plan EverProposed to Reverse Global Warming; which gave a brief idea of how the carbon-dioxide emission can be reduced in the atmosphere thus reducing the climate change.
Below are the top solution ranked with decreasing carbon emission reduction: