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Localized strategies for reducing climate change

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Using modeling projections based on Project Drawdown's global strategies for reducing carbon emissions, researchers estimated that a system of 20 high-impact solutions could decrease the carbon footprint of Georgia, United States by 35% in 2030 when compared with a business-as-usual forecast, and by 50% compared with Georgia's carbon emissions in 2005; the findings suggest that the model is replicable for other US states lacking a state-specific plan for reducing carbon emissions, according to the authors.

Article #21-00008: "A framework for localizing global climate solutions and their carbon reduction potential," by Marilyn A. Brown et al.

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