Reports and publications

  • Leveraging carbon markets for equitable climate outcomes

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: November 4, 2022

    Addressing the climate crisis requires crafting policies that can simultaneously enhance ambition, promote just and sustainable development, and support vulnerable communities. EDF believes that with careful design and an understanding of social and historical contexts, carbon markets are one tool that can advance lasting, equitable climate solutions. 

  • Analysis shows there are plausible pathways to fully decarbonize shipping by 2050. By taking steps now to test and de-risk new fuel pathways, stakeholders can reduce long-term costs and manage the risk of price or fuel supply shocks in the future.

  • In September, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection announced awards to purchase 227 electric transit buses in 13counties and 218 electric school buses in seven school districts across Florida from the Volkswagen settlement.

  • In this report, EDF and partners examine the financing challenges that small businesses in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities face after a disaster. We suggest two innovative risk transfer models to improve the recovery of small businesses in disadvantaged areas from weather-related extremes, with spillover benefits for their broader communities.

  • Solutions Fall 2022: Water, water everywhere

    Type: Newsletter

    Date: October 10, 2022

    Climate change promises a stormier future. Ten years after Sandy, New York and New Jersey are still seeking innovative ways to live with water.

  • This past summer, Californians have been hit hard by inflation: rising food costs, utility bills and nowhere more obviously than at the gas pump. The cost to fill up a tank has many potential causes and lots of experts are weighing in.

  • This EDF report provides the first set of science-based targets for annual emission reductions from U.S. farms, ranches and forests.

  • Climate Tech Brief: Insights in India

    Type: Newsletter

    Date: August 25, 2022

    This issue focuses on India, where fighting climate change not only presents unique challenges, it has sparked an exciting wave of entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Assessing views on soil carbon in croplands

    Type: Report

    Date: August 4, 2022

    To better understand areas of scientific agreement and disagreement about the climate mitigation potential of cropland soil carbon, EDF asked American University to survey 31 soil carbon scientists working in academia, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. These are the results.

  • Power Sector Decarbonization in North Carolina

    Type: Report

    Date: July 15, 2022

    New analysis from Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Rural Beacon Initiative (RBI) shows that joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) can be an integral tool for North Carolina to cost-effectively reduce emissions and meet the state’s carbon reduction goals.