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Why: Outdated policies governing electric utilities don't fairly value clean energy, and polluters have had free license to pollute.
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 supply chain.
Why: China is now the world's top emitter of climate pollution.
How: We're working with China's government on market-based solutions to cut emissions.
Why: Deforestation and 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: Fact SheetDate: September 11, 2018Twenty U.S. states and the District of Columbia have set bold goals to reduce planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. This fact sheet highlights how well-designed carbon markets are critical tools in the policy toolbox to put states on track to meet their climate targets at low cost.
- Type: Fact SheetDate: September 11, 2018For decades, and in partnership with many other groups, Environmental Defense Fund has championed market-based solutions to environmental problems. Combining world-class analytical resources with a practical, hands-on approach, EDF has a strong track record designing and implementing markets at the international, national, state and provincial, and city levels. This timeline highlights market-based successes that EDF had a particular hand in.
- Type: ReportDate: September 10, 2018In this white paper, we quantify the potential global risk of a large climate impact from N2O emissions from rice paddies globally through a geospatial extrapolation.
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