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: The best science says the world must move aggressively to limit and remove pollution to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
How: Enact national legislation that puts a limit on climate pollution while letting everyone find faster and cheaper ways to meet our goals.
Why: We'll slow climate change if we cut carbon pollution and potent gases like methane, even as we decarbonize the energy sector.
How: We're targeting key states to pass methane standards, pushing for national action, and sparking innovative, data-driven projects that are helping companies and countries speed reductions worldwide.
Why: China is now the world's top emitter of climate pollution.
How: We're working with China's government to establish the largest carbon emission trading program in the world and to accelerate their shift to a low-carbon economy by addressing methane emissions.
Why: Deforestation and some agricultural practices are major contributors to climate change.
How: We're advancing ideas that help increase the value of tropical rainforests, and we’re partnering with farmers in the U.S. to reduce emissions from fertilizer.
Updates on our climate work
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April 7, 2020
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April 1, 2020
March 30, 2020
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- Type: ReportDate: March 12, 2020
- Type: LetterDate: February 27, 2020Letter signed by EDF and 38 other organizations to state and federal lawmakers in New York and New Jersey with recommendations for improving the US Army Corps of Engineers New York New Jersey Harbors and<br /> Tributaries Study (NYNJHATS).
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