NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference


Date and Time:

Monday, January 4, 2021, 8:00am to Saturday, January 9, 2021, 4:30pm

This event will bring together Project Drawdown and the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) to present the latest scientific research and real-world actions to achieve the regenerative future we want. 

This virtual conference combines the NCSE Annual Conference and the Second International Drawdown Conference. Together NCSE and Project Drawdown bring our synergistic missions under one cohesive umbrella -- to improve the scientific basis of environmental decision-making and to help the world reach “drawdown”— the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change — as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible. With this joint conference, we will grow and weave together diverse communities of more than 1000 scientists, researchers, decision-makers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry, and public sector leaders to enhance a global movement founded on the use and application of science to address global complex environmental challenges. In these unprecedented times, we stand stronger together.

When do we start?


The event is scheduled for 5 days, between January 5-9, 2021. The first half (January 5-7) of the conference will be facilitated by NCSE and will focus on the physical and social realities of climate change and the way this impacts people, ecosystems, markets, and the places people live. The latter half (January 7-9) of the conference will be facilitated by Project Drawdown with an objective to share the latest knowledge on climate solutions, and their effective communication and implementation to bring research to action. 

What's the purpose?


Project Drawdown and NCSE will bring people together from across the globe to share and expand on the latest solutions to the world’s most pressing global challenges. Through intentional virtual conference design, NCSE Drawdown 2021 will offer numerous opportunities for networking, collaborations, and actions for building a pathway to a future with a shared vision for sustainability and regeneration informed by an enduring foundation of science.

Our Audience

  • Diverse communities of scientists, researchers, decision-makers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry, public sector leaders, and students.‚Äč
  • All are welcome. Open to anyone who wants to explore the linkages between science and solutions for the planet’s most pressing problems. 

How to apply/register: