About us

Drawdown Europe Research Association (DERA) is a growing ecosystem of partners, research members and users that are turning research into action: ensuring that it remains living and useful. We are bringing Drawdown to Europe by translating the global drawdown solution set to the European context.

This will help the world to:

  • Compare and assess global Climate Solutions in regional contexts; with decision support tools;
  • Create and maintain ‘Drawdown Lists & Rankings’ for cities, supply chains and regions;
  • Produce results and recommendations based on integrated scenario’s;
  • Connect researchers, policy makers and investors
  • For investors to create climate positive impact portfolios
  • For policy makers to expand climate policy opportunities
  • For business to build cross-supply-chain assessments

Project Drawdown

The Global Project Drawdown was founded in the US in 2014 to measure, model and communicate the most substantive global solutions to stop and reverse global warming – making it possible to see and compare available solutions apples to apples. This had never been done before:

  • 10.000+ person-hours of research and solution-model development;
  • Data-collection by 80+ researchers from around the world;
  • The world-famous book ‘Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming’ translated to many languages today.

The existing Drawdown model calculates its results at a global level. To make our collective work truly useful and meaningful to users and implementers, the model needs to provide relevant knowledge specific to regional, sectoral, and local applications. Drawdown Europe together with Project Drawdown is creating an interactive Drawdown Research and Model Platform: a Python model software that enables scaling to different contexts which is a tool for implementers and decision-makers to act on.

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History

Drawdown Europe Research Association (DERA) started as an initiative of Project Drawdown with EIT-Climate-KIC and a number of European Convening Partners. DERA is an Association under Dutch law with a pan-European board and an office in Amsterdam: a structure for shared ownership.

DERA exists of its members and acts as an independent but interconnected effort within the Drawdown Global Research Collaborative. DERA and other research associations globally, such as Drawdown USA Research Association, have a key role in taking the Drawdown Global Research Collaborative to the next level of integration and specificity needed.

DERA is a non profit and holds a Public Benefit (ANBI) Status.

JOIN US

Researchers, entrepreneurs, and activists from all over Europe are invited to join the initiative and share their expertise and knowledge in a fundamentally open, collaborative and distributed way.

Meet Our Team

Drawdown Europe consists of a highly skilled team of changemakers.

Roos Janssen
Roos Janssen
Project Lead and business development
Iris Grobben
Iris Grobben
Strategic Advisor Regional Solutions
Roy Straver
Roy Straver
Co-founder & Director
Freek v d Pluijm
Freek v d Pluijm
Impact & Interventions
Linda Vosjan
Linda Vosjan
Com. & producer
Wietse Slob
Wietse Slob
Trainee
Pepijn Duijvestein
Pepijn Duijvestein
Regional Solutions
Casper Roosenboom
Casper Roosenboom
Development Lead
Jonah Link
Jonah Link
Data Analist
Sven Jense
Sven Jense
Co-founder & Strategist
Natasha Hulst
Natasha Hulst
Research Coordinator
Maurits Groen
Maurits Groen
Advisor & Publisher

Meet Our Board

Drawdown Europe is supported by a pan-European board.

Andreas Kuhlmann
Andreas Kuhlmann
Chair of the board
Chad Frischmann
Chad Frischmann
Board member
John Moorhead
John Moorhead
Secretary
João Pedro Gouveia
João Pedro Gouveia
Board member
Veerle Vandeweerd
Veerle Vandeweerd
Board member
Jochen Wermuth
Jochen Wermuth
Treasurer
Geanne van Arkel
Geanne van Arkel
Advisor to the board

Reversing global warming

We are working towards a regenerative and equitable society

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