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Explore our interactive 2020 impact report.

Our mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.

Resilience in a difficult year

Even in a year of extraordinary challenges, Environmental Defense Fund has helped spur remarkable progress to advance environmental protection around the world. The stories in this report tell a tale of perseverance and success.

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Message from EDF's executive team

The environment is not only a majestic mountaintop or flourishing wildlife refuge. It’s the world we live in: clean air, clean water, healthy people and thriving communities. Thanks to the support of our donors and members, we are prepared to meet this moment of urgency and opportunity.