Published in 2017, Drawdown is a compilation of more than 5,000 references, citations and sources researching strategies about how to reduce the effects of climate change. This resource is organizing millions of people around the most important tasks toward "solving climate change" through intersectional environment, economic, and social challenges. It also includes an approximate measurement of CO2 sequestration potential of all of its strategies, as well as adaptation costs and net savings, if implemented.
Conducive's development technique incorporates 32% of these strategies, including: #1 Refrigerant Management, #3 Reduced Food Waste; #6 Educating Girls, #9 Silvopasture, #10 Rooftop Solar, #11 Regenerative Agriculture, #16 Conservation Agriculture, #17 Tree Intercropping, #19 Managed Grazing, #23 Farmland Restoration, #26 Electric Vehicles, #28 Multistrata Agroforestry, #31 Insulation, #33 LED Lighting, #45 Building Automation, #46 Water Saving, #51 Perennial Biomass, #54 Walkable (Cities), #55 Recycling, #59 Bike Infrastructure, #60 Composting, #65 Nutrient Management, #70 Recycled Bikes, #72 Biochar, #77 Energy Storage (distributed), #79 Net Zero Buildings
The Carbon Farming Solution
In 2016 Eric Toensmeier published the first ever comprehensive guidebook for carbon sequestration through agricultural practices globally. The important work discusses the practices and cultures of farming in most regions, some being already in-place, many being traditional practices, and others being proposed as experimentation. The book is an in-depth look at annual cropping systems, livestock systems, perennial cropping systems, research of perennial staple crops, industrial crops, and an overview of potential project deployment strategies and challenges we face. This book will be a reference guide for food, fuel, fiber and bio-materials production for many decades and is one of the most relevant resources about climate change available today.
Mark Shepard's approach to restoring healthy ecosystems for productive human-use and ecological functioning is simple, and almost too good to be true. Perhaps best known for his STUN technique: sheer, total, utter, neglect, Mark is deeply connected to an understanding that the natural intelligence of the Earth far surpasses humanitites' and that we can work with nature to address all of our needs. It just takes some undo-ing of old ideas, and some understanding that what is best suited to grow in a landscape with minimal or no inputs is what is most appropriate for that place. Allowing natural selection is a farmers' best strategy for cultivating a low-input, high-yield, generative farm.