Even as the administration in Washington ignores the dangers of climate change, we have reasons to hope.
To stop the rise of climate pollution – while growing the economy – we've zeroed in on solutions with the biggest impact.
Why: Outdated policies governing electric utilities don't fairly value clean energy, and polluters have had free license to pollute.
Why: We'll slow the pace of climate change if we cut carbon dioxide and potent short-acting gases like methane.
How: We're targeting key states to pass methane standards, and making the case for fixing methane leaks across the supply chain.
Why: China is now the world's top emitter of climate pollution.
How: We're working with China's government on market-based solutions to cut emissions.
Why: Deforestation and fertilizer pollution are major contributors to climate change.
How: We're advancing economic concepts and market mechanisms that help increase the value of rainforests and sustainable agriculture.
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- Type: ReportDate: August 15, 2018In this paper, Environmental Defense Fund proposes an approach for groundwater managers to address depletion of interconnected surface water – also known as “Undesirable Result No. 6” or the sixth "deadly sin" – under California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
- Type: ReportDate: August 14, 2018How environmental impact bonds can help make coastal communities more resilient to climate change.
- Type: Fact SheetDate: August 14, 2018Fact sheet for report on how environmental impact bonds can accelerate wetland restoration in Louisiana and beyond.
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