Reports and publications

  • The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Environmental Defense Fund have just launched This free online resource includes a searchable database that catalogues all of the climate change-related provisions in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), as well as a tracker that records actions taken by federal agencies to implement those provisions.

  • Agricultural Technology Discovery Report

    Type: Report

    Date: March 6, 2023

    This report examines the intersection between agriculture, technology, the environment and society, particularly how these areas can support and enhance one another.

  • The Coming Fight Over Sustainable Aviation Fuels

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: March 6, 2023

    A new climate law offers a big boost to sustainable aviation fuels – but the details matter. The Biden administration must avoid subsidizing fuels whose production would do more harm to than good.

  • Can insurance save us from disaster?

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: March 1, 2023

    Households with Insurance recover faster from disaster, but many people don't have the coverage they need to face floods, wildfires and other extreme weather events. EDF and partners are developing new insurance products that can help bring coverage to more people with less cost, and build resilience to a changing climate. 

  • New York and New Jersey MHDV Fleet Workshop Report

    Type: Report

    Date: February 15, 2023

    Summary report for online workshop hosted by Atlas Public Policy and the Environmental Defense Fund held on October 17, 2022.

  • Reducing agricultural methane emissions is essential to a climate-safe future with healthy, thriving communities. However, solutions that cut methane from agriculture but fail to also remedy harmful impacts to local communities’ health, air and water quality are insufficient.

  • Amicus Brief of Environmental Defense Fund

    Type: Case resources

    Date: February 2, 2023

    EDF filed this amicus brief to correct the record after we learned that our past statements on biogas were used — selectively and without our knowledge — in court filings and other venues to undercut the advocacy of peer and partner organizations seeking state government action to address community-level impacts. This misrepresentation of EDF’s position is not aligned with our views of the current situation or our values as an organization committed to strengthening people’s ability to thrive on a changing planet.

  • 2023 EDF Winter Special Report

    Type: Report

    Date: January 30, 2023

    As unprecedented drought torments the American West, Maurice Hall and his team are using science and forging partnerships to create a whole new approach to water management — one that can revitalize rivers and aquifers and share water more equitably.

  • Improving Water Planning in Texas

    Type: Report

    Date: January 23, 2023

    This report explains the process by which Texas Groundwater Conservation Districts (GCDs) have executed their statutorily required planning function to arrive at a Desired Future Condition (DFC) and the inextricable link that exists between DFC development and state water planning.

  • What Is Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal?

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: January 18, 2023

    All future climate scenarios that hold planetary warming close to 1.5 °C by 2050 will require massive cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, supplemented by the use of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) methods to clean up leftover heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.