Reports and publications

  • To avert the worst impacts of climate change, the Biden Administration has set a goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2050.

  • EDF's summary for policymakers, based on new modeling from Evolved Energy Research, shares insights on the potential role of carbon removal and carbon capture strategies in reaching net-zero emissions in the U.S.

  • EDF summary for policymakers, based on new modeling from Evolved Energy Research, shares insights on the potential role of carbon removal and carbon capture strategies in reaching net-zero emissions in the U.S.

  • EDF fact sheet on carbon capture and carbon dioxide removal, two distinct approaches to addressing carbon pollution. Both approaches will be important for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner by addressing carbon pollution in hard-to-decarbonize sectors.

  • FEMA BRIC Application Best Practices and Recommendations

    Type: Case resources

    Date: March 29, 2022

    The following summary of best practices is intended to assist applicants in successfully being awarded funds for Nature-based Solutions projects under the competitive Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grants program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. These items are drawn from several sources including interviews with individuals that review/evaluate BRIC proposals and BRIC grant recipients that have prepared successful proposals in the recent past, as well as the experience of an Environmental Defense Fund consultant, AECOM, with extensive expertise in assisting both FEMA and applicant communities with the BRIC program.

  • Governor Cooper has committed North Carolina to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40% from 2005 levels by 2025, and at least 50% from 2005 levels by 2030. With eight years remaining, the state is not currently on track to reach its emissions targets.

  • Morning Consult conducted a survey, on behalf of Environmental Defense Fund and WEACT, between October 9th – October 11th, 2020 among a national sample of 2,200 adults. The survey sought to measure concern for and perception of the impacts of climate change and other environmental threats like pollution, flooding, and storms, how these threats impact different racial/ethnic groups, and how adults’ views on these issues vary by race and ethnicity.

  • A report from EDF and RTI International reveals that the global shipping and port industry is susceptible to billions of dollars in infrastructure damage and trade disruption from climate change impacts.

  • Lead pipes and environmental justice

    Type: Report

    Date: March 15, 2022

    To evaluate health equity and environmental justice concerns, Environmental Defense Fund and American University’s Center for Environmental Policy analyzed more than 3,400 LSL replacements (LSLRs) conducted in Washington, DC between 2009 and 2018.

  • Linking flights and forests

    Type: Report

    Date: March 8, 2022

    An overview from EDF and partners for ICAO policy makers.