Reports and publications

  • Restoring natural infrastructure offers much promise as a means to reduce both flood hazard and exposure to complement and supplement other flood damage reduction strategies. Interest increased in flood risk reduction methods using natural and naturebased features, in part, because of increased recognition that such could provide both flood risk reduction and other benefits, such as water quality uplift, community recreational space, and fish and wildlife habitat. Recent flood disasters and the rising costs of disaster response and recovery have triggered policy shifts toward economically efficient investments that enhance greater community resilience. While natural infrastructure is becoming more widely recognized as a tactic for building community and ecological resilience to erosion and flooding, it remains underutilized. Actions to aid consideration of natural infrastructure and scale up its use are presented.

  • Automatic cancellation, overall mitigation in global emissions, and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: an economic analysis.

  • Pathways for Climate-Ready Fisheries

    Type: Report

    Date: December 2, 2019

    Fisheries are critically important for nutrition, food security and livelihoods of people around the world. With climate change expected to alter fisheries worldwide, building climate-resilient fisheries is key—read about five pathways governments and stakeholders can take so fisheries can thrive and continue to provide needed resources.

  • In Congress, a bold new path forward on climate

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: November 26, 2019

    The net goal of the 100% Clean Economy Act will dramatically boost clean energy, and allow for a mix of energy sources provided the math adds up to zero pollution.

  • 2019 annual report

    Type: Information about EDF

    Date: November 22, 2019

  • Summary of State Methane Regulations

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: November 22, 2019

    Outlines the details of specific regulations states have implemented to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. 

  • How tech can help businesses balance profit and purpose

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: November 11, 2019

    With the US administration turning its back on the Paris Climate Agreement, demands for corporate climate leadership are mounting. At a time when executives should be filling the leadership gap, too many CEOs continue to be trapped by short-term, profit-only thinking.

  • Climate smart farming in India

    Type: Report

    Date: October 29, 2019

    K. Kritee, Drishya Nair, Daniel Zavala-Araiza, Malla Reddy, Jeremy Proville and Richie Ahuja (2019). Climate smart farming in India: A pathway to poverty alleviation, food security, and climate adaptation and mitigation. An online report with greenhouse gas flux data from rice and non-rice cropping systems from four agro-ecological regions in India. Published by Environmental Defense Fund, New York, NY.

  • Understanding the risks and benefits of redesigning nature

    Type: Webinar

    Date: October 29, 2019

    This webinar recaps our most recent Science Day on genetic engineering and synthetic biology.

  • Friend of the Farmer

    Type: Report

    Date: October 28, 2019

    An interview with Suzy Friedman