Drawdown’s “System of Solutions” Helps to Achieve the SDGs

Chad Jonathan Frischmann, Mamta Mehra, Ryan Allard, Kevin Bayuk, João Pedro Gouveia, Miranda R. Gorman

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Abstract

This entry describes the linkages between “Drawdown solutions” and the targets and goals set out by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is proposed that the implementation of these solutions can substantially help to achieve the SDGs by 2030, with even greater gains when implementing actions in parallel as a “system of solutions” enabled by broad-based, effective partnerships at local, regional, and international scales.

“Drawdown” is the point in time when concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere begin to decline on a year-to-year basis.

GHGs include carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and fluorinated gases – specifically chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFCs), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPartnerships for the Goals, Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
EditorsW. Leal Filho, A. Azul, L. Brandli, A. Lange Salvia, T. Wall
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-71067-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2020

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