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

Posts by EDF experts, written for a general audience

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  • Type: Report
    Date: May 12, 2020
    <p>Analysis shows how CORSIA's built-in flexibility helps airlines during COVID crisis</p>
  • Type: Report
    Date: April 29, 2020
    EDF is seeking a suitably qualified technology and services provider to work with EDF's Smart Boat Initiative and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to design, implement and test a "smartpass" camera system that is capable of identifying and enumerating recreational fishing vessels leaving and returning to ports in Oregon. Read more here.
  • Type: Report
    Date: April 16, 2020
    Healthy oceans help sustain the planet, feed the world, alleviate poverty and support fishers and their communities, even in the face of climate change. EDF works with partners worldwide to strengthen and preserve the health of oceans and the fisheries reliant on them.

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