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Why: Outdated policies governing electric utilities don't fairly value clean energy, and polluters have had free license to pollute.
How: We'll help overhaul obsolete rules that restrict the new energy market, while supporting and defending the Clean Power Plan.
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 natural gas supply chain.
Why: China is now the world's top emitter of climate pollution.
How: Among our global initiatives, we're working directly with China's government to help the nation launch market-based solutions to trim emissions, while leveraging our business networks to lower pollution in China's vast manufacturing sector.
Why: Deforestation and unsustainable land use, like 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: May 22, 2018A report by Environmental Defense Fund and the Chinese government’s Energy Research Institute that creates a framework for gauging the performance of China’s emissions trading system.
- Type: ReportDate: May 22, 2018A new report by Environmental Defense Fund and the Chinese government’s Energy Research Institute creates a framework for gauging the performance of China’s emissions trading system
- Type: ReportDate: May 5, 2018This preliminary analysis outlines the possible scope of emissions that are at special risk of being double-claimed, if the Paris Rulebook were to discriminate between mitigation originating within versus outside of NDCS, or because of the nature and type of NDCs. The analysis flags the possibility that a significant share of the world’s emissions may be at risk. The analysis underscores the need for clear rules and strong transparency, for double counting/claiming reductions in these emissions would substantially undermine the effectiveness of global emissions abatement efforts, at a high cost to those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
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