Climate: Securing a cleaner future

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. 

  • solar worker

    Move to a 100% clean economy in the U.S. »

    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.

  • natural gas flare

    Lower climate pollution from oil and natural gas now »

    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.

  • People in China surrounded by smog

    Boost efforts to help China effectively slash pollution »

    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.

  • child in forest

    Foster sustainable land use »

    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

Climate and energy posts

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  • Type: Report
    Date: October 29, 2019
    K. Kritee, Drishya Nair, Daniel Zavala-Araiza, Malla Reddy, Jeremy Proville and Richie Ahuja (2019). Climate smart farming in India: A pathway to poverty alleviation, food security, and climate adaptation and mitigation. An online report with greenhouse gas flux data from rice and non-rice cropping systems from four agro-ecological regions in India. Published by Environmental Defense Fund, New York, NY.
  • Type: Report
    Date: October 28, 2019
    <p>An interview with Suzy Friedman</p>
  • Type: Fact Sheet
    Date: October 24, 2019
    The Salton Sea, the state’s largest lake, has shrunk by some 40 square miles, exposing tens of thousands of acres of playa, increasing dust and salinity, and reducing habitat. The state of California has a 10-year plan to reduce dust and build habitat around the Salton Sea, and more than $365 million in funding has been approved. However, work at the Sea has been stalled and the region has been ignored far too long.

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