Reports and publications

  • The Progress of China’s Carbon Market 2017

    Type: Report

    Date: May 22, 2018

    A new report by Environmental Defense Fund and the Chinese government’s Energy Research Institute creates a framework for gauging the performance of China’s emissions trading system

  • American families and communities deserve an EPA administrator who spends more time cleaning up our air and water than cleaning up after his own ethical messes. But since President Trump has given us Pruitt, it is the responsibility of the Congress, the press, and the public to push for minimum standards of behavior. Without taking these five steps, Pruitt’s words are meaningless.

  • Whether it’s a bat, a bird or a butterfly, the Endangered Species Act is a powerful regulatory driver of conservation partnerships and innovations.

  • Why Monsanto and its rivals are trying to save butterflies

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: May 11, 2018

    Agrochemical companies contributed to the demise Monarch butterflies. Now they are joining forces to save them.

  • This 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.

  • The Bureau of Land Management, an arm of the Interior Department, wants to reclassify millions of acres as fit for oil, gas and mineral development, which scientists and conservationists say will continue the fragmentation of the sage grouse, a bird that gains strength in numbers and withers when development breaks groups apart. 

  • This 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).

  • Joint inputs from Climate Advisers, Conservation International, Environmental Defense Fund, International Emissions Trading Association and The Nature Conservancy on guidance for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement with a focus on the guidance referred to in Article 6, paragraph 2 on “Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes”. April 2018.

  • Submissions to the UNFCCC on Matters Related to Agriculture

    Type: Legislative Analysis

    Date: April 25, 2018

    Conservation International, Environmental Defense Fund, Woods Hole Research Center, National Wildlife Federation, Forest Trends, and Center for Carbon Removal’s joint submission on matters relating to agriculture to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat ahead of the April 2018 Bonn Climate Change Conference.

  • EPA proposal will hobble good science and harm American families

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: April 25, 2018

    Pruitt is obstructing the agency’s ability to use highly reliable scientific information, including data used to determine whether chemicals and pollutants cause cancer, heart disease, and other health problems.