Global climate policy
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Averting catastrophic climate change is going to take a global approach. EDF is working with powerhouse players such as China, India, Brazil, Canada and the European Union to help reverse the relentless rise of global greenhouse gas emissions. Our key policy focus areas include:
- Capping carbon pollution from international aviation
Tens of thousands of new aircraft are expected to take to the skies in the coming years, and unless bold steps are taken, that will mean dramatic increases in aviation carbon pollution.
- Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+)
Our pioneering work on REDD+ shows how economic incentives to keep trees alive can help tropical nations protect forest and the climate.
- U.N. climate talks
Our global climate team has engaged in U.N. climate talks since the 1992 by providing groundbreaking economic and legal analysis to negotiating parties.
- World’s Carbon Markets
With countries around the world exploring and implementing emissions trading systems to cut carbon, we have analyzed this approach through 18 case studies of systems and a detailed report on the world’s first and largest carbon market system in Europe.
- India: Development while fighting climate change
We are working with local partners to move India towards a sustainable development pathway while alleviating poverty, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, and delivering social, health and environmental gains.