Urban Drawdown Initiative

Integrated Solutions for Climate and Community


The Urban Drawdown Initiative (UDI) brings together cities, resource specialists, community-based organizations, scientists, innovators, land managers, and others to accelerate implementation of carbon removal strategies that simultaneously improve the social, economic, and environmental resilience of local communities. Inspired in part by Paul Hawken’s groundbreaking book, Drawdown, the Initiative was established to support and disseminate city-scale actions that operationalize high-leverage drawdown actions.

UDI is a sponsored project of the Urban Sustainability Director’s Network in collaboration with the City of Boulder and The Trust for Public Land.