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Why: Outdated policies governing electric utilities don't fairly value clean energy, and polluters have had free license to pollute.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.
Updates on our climate work
Climate blog posts
Posts by EDF experts, written for a general audience
December 26, 2017
November 15, 2017
November 9, 2017
- 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.
- Type: ReportDate: May 1, 2018This white paper discusses if there is a legal basis for the institutions of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to remain operational after 2020, and, if so, if there is a legal basis for the CDM’s Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) to be used for purposes other than compliance with obligations under the KP, e.g., for compliance with contributions under the Paris Agreement, or for compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
- Type: ReportDate: April 25, 2018Executive Summary on the a revolution underway in how companies balance their business and environmental goals – a transformative change driven by the use of disruptive technologies including blockchain, data analytics, automation, dematerialization and more.
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