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Green Commuting Fund
Our four global strategies to combat climate change
1. Capping carbon pollution
Energy use and industrial activity are the top contributors to global greenhouse gases. Thanks in part to EDF, countries representing one-quarter of the world's economy are already putting in place market-based carbon limits that encourage these sectors to rein in their emissions.
2. Move to clean energy
Another essential effort of ours is encouraging the growth of clean energy in places like India and China, which burns half the world's coal. In India, we’re working with partners to bring 120,000 families cleaner burning stoves powered by animal waste, reducing unhealthy air pollution.
3. Preserving rainforests
Deforestation accounts for about 15% of all global greenhouse gas emissions. We helped defend Brazil's rainforest protection law, and the Brazilian government is now proposing incentives to reduce deforestation.
4. Foster less-polluting agriculture
Since farming accounts for about 12% of global greenhouse gas emissions, EDF also works with farmers in the fight against climate change. In Asia, we're helping grow crops in ways that reduce global warming pollution while boosting yields, saving farmers' costs and providing additional income through carbon markets.