Environmental Markets Network

Through the Environmental Markets Network® EDF economists work on market-based economic approaches to global environmental issues. We do so by providing economic information, market analysis and financial analysis to policymakers and the public, working with a diverse set of partners from academia, government and the private sector.

We want to use our network to harness resources for the greater good and the best way to do that is to re-channel market forces away from the current high-carbon, low-efficiency pathway and toward a low-carbon, high-efficiency one.

Our work spans everything from peer-reviewed academic papers and books to working with partners on providing practical answers to some of the most pressing policy questions.

Key initiatives

  • Providing up-to-date information on the world's carbon markets for policy-makers and practitioners
  • Supporting the European Union Aviation Directive
  • Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), a program that uses economic incentives to encourage communities to conserve forests rather than clear the land