Reports and publications

  • Final Environmental Defense Fund Europe report on making electric vehicles more affordable and accessible

  • Electrifying the UK fact sheet

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: October 11, 2019

    Fact sheet on EDFE report on EV acceleration

  • EDFE EV report fact sheet

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: October 7, 2019

    One pager on the EDFE report on barriers to electric vehicle growth

  • Interview with The International Business Review

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: October 3, 2019

    An interview conducted by the The International Business Review, a student-run print publication based at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Fall 2019: Science under siege

    Type: Solutions newsletter

    Date: October 1, 2019

    The Trump administration is chipping away at the science that environmental protection depends on. Here’s why its efforts will fail.

  • Live from Climate Week!

    Type: Podcast

    Date: September 28, 2019

    Get a behind the scenes look at this year’s UN Climate Action Summit.

  • Joint NGO Letter Opposing OIAI Proposal

    Type: Legislative Analysis

    Date: September 25, 2019

    Joint NGO Letter Opposing OIAI Proposal

  • Fish are the future for climate-resilient oceans

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: September 25, 2019

    If you take care of fish, you’re taking care of a world where people and nature can prosper together. It is not too late to think this way. Believing we can make a difference is essential.

  • Companies in the IT sector can deliver on climate Week commitments through energy innovation in data centers.

  • This study presents the first systematic literature review of academic research on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS) program. The CRS is a voluntary program created in 1990 as a means to incentivize communities in the United States to implement floodplain management activities that surpass those required under the National Flood Insurance Program. As participating communities adopt additional flood mitigation measures, flood insurance policy holders in those communities receive reductions in their flood insurance premiums. To identity studies for inclusion, the authors searched three academic databases using the keywords “Community Rating System” and “Federal Emergency Management Agency” and “Community Rating System” and “FEMA.” We discovered 44 studies that met our selection criteria (e.g., peer-reviewed, focus on CRS, and are empirical) and are included in the review. The findings provide significant insights into the current state of research on the CRS. This paper concludes by providing some recommendations to policymakers aiming to enhance communities’ resilience to floods and by outlining a future research agenda for the academic and practitioner communities.