Katharine Wilkinson

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
10:45am EDT

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"The Other Side of Drawdown"

Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist and teacher, working to heal the planet we call home. She is Vice President of Communication & Engagement at Project Drawdown, and nonprofit and the world’s leading resource for climate solutions. Project Drawdown’s mission is to help the world reach 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. In her first Chautauqua lecture, Wilkinson will discuss this critical work, and how people work together toward solutions.

Wilkinson is the senior writer of Drawdown — the New York Times bestseller on climate solutions, and The Boston Globe dubbed Wilkinson’s first book, Between God & Green, “a vitally important, even subversive, story” for its exploration of climate change and evangelical Christianity. Known for her work at the intersection of climate, gender equality, and women’s leadership, Wilkinson’s TED Talk on the topic has more than 1.7 million views. She currently advises on Mary Robinson’s feminist climate podcast, “Mothers of Invention,” and is co-editing an anthology of women’s climate wisdom with Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. In 2019, TIME featured Wilkinson as one of 15 “women who will save the world.”

Wilkinson holds a doctorate in Geography & Environment from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a bachelor’s in religion from Sewanee: The University of the South.