Project Drawdown has identified, researched and modeled the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change, grouped into seven sectors. Put together, they reveal a path forward that can roll back global warming by 2050.
The Drawdown Land Use Sector includes the protection and restoration of high-carbon ecosystems such as forests and wetlands, as well as the production of perennial timber and biomass crops. Deforestation and degradation of forest ecosystems are responsible for about 1/8 of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions today (IPCC, 2014). By 2015, solutions in these sectors could reduce CO2 emissions by 149.5 gigatons and save $1.20 trillion US dollars.
Ecosystems protection solutions include protecting forests and peatlands and legally recognizing forest tenure by indigenous peoples with claims to the land. The restoration of temperate forests helps sequester significant amounts of carbon. Timber and biomass crop solutions include planting trees for timber or other biomass solutions on degraded land, and producing perennial grasses and woody plants for bioenergy.
In this informative evening:
- Learn more about the land use sector solutions identified and modelled by Project Drawdown
- Hear from experts who are making change with land use sector solutions at the individual, corporate and government level
- Build a long and local vision for land use sector solutions in Toronto
- Offer what you can give and/or request what you need, to help move forward land use-related solutions in Toronto and reverse our greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Drawdown and Unify Toronto to be featured at the EcoFair at the Barns, November 4
Sunday, November 4, 11-4, Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.
At the EcoFair:
- Attend eco-workshops & activities
- Test drive an electric car
- Have fun at the kids’ activities
- Explore solar energy & conservation
- Discover sustainable investing
- Enjoy healthy delicious food
- AND MORE!
And...experience the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream symposium
What kind of world are you passing onto your children?
What hope do they have for the future of the planet?
What are you doing now to create a better future?
Together in this symposium, we will explore the above questions by looking at: Where we are now, how did we get here, the new story, what is possible now and where do we go from here?
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Registration at 11:30)
Location: 23 Diana Dr. (Keele/Sheppard)
Sliding scale: $25-40 (to cover materials)
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP required! You're welcome to invite friends.
The AWAKENING THE DREAMER, CHANGING THE DREAM SYMPOSIUM is part of a rapidly expanding global initiative of the Pachamama Alliance, in more than 80 countries in 16 languages.
It's a totally unique workshop -- live facilitation and participant interaction are combined with a tapestry of video interviews, drawing upon leading edge information and the wisdom of our time, with some of our most respected global elders, luminaries and leaders.
What you will get from this process:
- An experience that will change the way you see the world
- Reflection time away from your busy life
- A mindset shift
- Access to a strong community of passionate people