We are Environmental Defense Fund
We are a global nonprofit organization tackling climate change — the greatest challenge of our time. Our bold, game-changing solutions put people at the center of all we do.
Together, we’re creating a vital Earth. For everyone.
Members, supporters and activists
Scientists, economists, policy experts, lawyers and more
Years of driving real, meaningful change
Countries around the world where we work
Issues we address
Advancing toward a clean energy future
Boosting nature’s ability to capture and store carbon
Making fishing communities stronger and fish more plentiful
Helping the world get hydrogen energy right
Helping a billion people breathe cleaner air in this decade
Slashing methane to slow global warming right now
Transforming agriculture to benefit billions of people globally
Moving from toxic chemicals to safer, sustainable alternatives
How we get results that last
We bring together people from all sides and draw from deep expertise to tackle environmental issues from every angle.
Applying evidence to identify the most effective solutions
Using economic forces to protect our environment
Creating alliances across a wide range of allies
Building a more equitable home on this planet we share
Shaping public policy and taking legal action
Commitment to diversity
Making transformative change for diversity, equity and inclusion
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Protecting our planet is a big job — it takes millions of people like you to bring our bold solutions to life around the world. Your support matters.
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Together we can bring innovative solutions to the world’s greatest environmental challenges.
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