Katharine Wilkinson

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, and teacher, working to heal the planet we call home. Her books on climate include the new bestseller All We Can Save, The Drawdown Review, the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, and Between God & Green. Dr. Wilkinson co-founded and co-leads The All We Can Save Project with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, in support of women’s climate leadership. She also co-hosts the new podcast A Matter of Degrees, telling stories for the climate curious with Dr. Leah Stokes.

Previously, Dr. Wilkinson was the principal writer and editor-in-chief at Project Drawdown, where she led the organization’s work to share climate solutions with audiences around the world. She speaks widely, including at National Geographic, Skoll World Forum, and the United Nations. Her TED Talk on climate and gender equality has more than 1.9 million views, and she collaborates with Mary Robinson and others to advance the feminist climate renaissance.

A homegrown Atlantan, Dr. Wilkinson holds a doctorate in geography and environment from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a BA in religion from Sewanee, where she is now a visiting professor. In 2019 Time magazine named Dr. Wilkinson one of 15 “women who will save the world.” She is happiest on a mountain or a horse. Find her @DrKWilkinson.

Outside of Science: Katharine enjoys riding and training horses, as well as a variety of recreational activities in the mountains.