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.
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- Type: ReportDate: September 20, 2019Protecting groundwater quality is an essential component of sustainable water management. However, active groundwater management often focuses on maintaining groundwater quantity – a target that does not always ensure groundwater quality goals are met.
- Type: Information about EDFDate: September 16, 2019EDF will be participating in a number of events during UN Climate week in New York City, September 21 - 26.
- Type: ReportDate: September 10, 2019States that embrace innovative new ways to finance on-farm conservation can deliver multiple benefits to farmers, state residents, taxpayers and the environment.
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