Ecosystems policy and resources

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By 2050, our planet will need to support roughly nine billion people. How can we meet human demands for food, water and infrastructure in ways that improve ecosystems?

EDF experts are working on solutions that contribute to ecosystem resilience and provide the first line of defense against the impacts of climate change. Our strategies:

  • Eliminate fertilizer pollution
  • Reverse habitat loss on working lands
  • Eliminate inefficiencies in irrigated agriculture
  • Restore coastal habitat

Our ecosystems experts

David H. Festa David H. Festa Vice President, Ecosystems
Areas of expertise: Ecosystem resilience, environmental markets, sustainable agriculture, food security, habitat exchanges, natural resources management and policy

Rebecca Shaw Rebecca Shaw Associate Vice President & Senior Lead Scientist
Areas of expertise: Climate change and risk reduction, ecosystem resilience, land and freshwater conservation, agricultural sustainability, marine conservation

Steve Cochran Steve Cochran Director, Mississippi River Delta Restoration
Areas of expertise: Ecosystems, natural infrastructure, rivers and deltas

Eric Holst Eric Holst Senior Director, Working Lands
Areas of expertise: Conservation solutions on working lands, endangered species, forest communities, Safe Harbor

See our full list of ecosystems experts »

Media contacts

  • Sustainable agriculture and supply chain
    Cristina Mestre212-616-1268 (office)envelope Contact
  • Habitat and agricultural markets
    Chandler Clay202-572-3312 (office)
    302-598-7559 (cell)
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  • Mississippi River Delta and coastal restoration
    Elizabeth Van Cleve202-572-3382 (office)
    202-553-2543 (cell)
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