Katharine Wilkinson

Co-founder & Executive Director, The All We Can Save Project

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, teacher, and one of 15 “women who will save the world,” according to Time magazine. She is co-founder and executive director of The All We Can Save Project, nurturing the leaderful climate community we need for a life-giving future, and co-host of the podcast A Matter of Degrees, telling stories for the climate curious with Dr. Leah Stokes. Her books on climate include the bestselling anthology All We Can Save, The Drawdown Review, the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, and Between God & Green. Previously, Dr. Wilkinson was the principal writer and editor-in-chief at Project Drawdown. She speaks widely, including at National Geographic, Skoll World Forum, and the United Nations. Her popular TED Talk on climate and gender equality has more than 1.9 million views, and Apolitical named her one of the “100 most influential people in gender policy.” A former Rhodes Scholar and frequent visiting professor, Dr. Wilkinson holds a doctorate in geography and environment from Oxford and a bachelors in religion from Sewanee. She is a homegrown Atlantan, happiest on a mountain or a horse.

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

A Feminist Climate Renaissance

Can a feminist renaissance save the climate? 

A feminist approach to the climate conversation begins over a hundred and fifty years ago. That’s when a scientist named Eunice Newton Foote first recognized the heating effect of C0-2. 

“And she made this discovery by using, you know, glass bells and tubes with gas in her backyard in 1856,” marvels author Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. “She was the first person to connect the dots between carbon dioxide and planetary warming, and history basically forgot her.”

Kamala Harris and Gina McCarthy: Views From The Inside

It’s been a big year for U.S. climate policy. Three major pieces of legislation: the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, the CHIPS and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act have all become law, ushering in the largest commitment of federal money toward the climate crisis to date. In a bipartisan vote, the Senate also finally ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will help phase out the use of some of the most potent greenhouse gasses.