As executive director of Project Drawdown, Jonathan Foley envisions a near future where greenhouse gasses not only plateau but also begin to steadily decline.

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Dr. Jonathan Foley is a leading climate scientist and sustainability expert whose work focuses on averting climate catastrophe, rebuilding ecosystems and sustainably managing the natural resources we all depend on. He has published more than 140 scientific articles, including numerous pieces for Nature and Science, and is among the top one percent of most-cited scientists in the world.

Foley's work places him as a frontline advisor to governments, foundations, nonprofits and business leaders around the globe. He and his colleagues have made major contributions to our understanding of climate change, the global food system and the sustainability of the world's resources.

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