Reports and publications

  • New Jersey warehouse boom

    Type: Report

    Date: June 18, 2024

    To better understand the disproportionate burden associated with warehouses and other major truck-attracting facilities in New Jersey, Environmental Defense Fund deployed a peer-reviewed framework called Proximity Mapping, which helps identify communities living close to facilities of concern.

  • American voters’ view on aquaculture

    Type: Report

    Date: June 6, 2024

    A recent poll conducted by Environmental Defense Fund and Global Strategy Group shows that voters overwhelmingly support doing research into aquaculture to understand its benefits and risks and set the appropriate standards.

  • 2023 was a pivotal year for EDF's impact in India. We made significant progress in building our foundation of partners and aligning our activities to support the country’s economic development, all while stabilizing the climate and providing a healthy environment.

  • Medium and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) are major sources of harmful air pollution and greenhouse gases, and disproportionately burden communities of color. To study the impact of potential policy interventions, EDF estimated pollution changes and health impacts for the 7-county Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) region for two policy scenarios: 1. Implementation of the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) regulation, and 2. a full transition to 100% zero tailpipe emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles (eMHDVs).

  • White paper from EDF provides details on the capabilities of new technologies for detecting landfill methane – including satellites, remote sensing technologies, and drones – and describes advances at the state level.

  • To jumpstart clean hydrogen buildout as part of the U.S. energy transition, the Inflation Reduction Act established the 45V tax credit for clean hydrogen production. Treasury has now issued a draft rule, outlining which hydrogen production processes are eligible for the different tax credit levels. To ensure that the hydrogen incentivized by this tax credit is truly clean and sustainable, these provisions must be included.

  • EDF fact sheet summarizing approaches for financing nature-based solutions for the specific SOE (slow onset event) of biodiversity loss.

  • Recognizing the urgency of the climate crisis and the significant role of the food sector in reducing global emissions of methane, the Dairy Methane Action Alliance has stepped forward to catalyze accountability, transparency and ambitious climate action within the food industry.

  • Meghan Hauser — owner of Table Rock Farm — provides insight into her experience working as a dairy farmer in Western New as part of a series of climate-smart agriculture sessions at Climate Week NYC 2023.

  • Modeling soil carbon and greenhouse gas emissions

    Type: Report

    Date: May 2, 2024

    This report from EDF helps guide through challenges involved in application of process-based models to measurement, monitoring, reporting, and verification (MMRV) schemes in large-scale contexts. It provides important context and recommendations for process-based model implementation in agricultural soil GHG and SOC projects to increase consistency, transparency, and confidence in this integral portion of the MMRV process.