EDF held a workshop where experts provided guidance on how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a federal agency that works on flood risk management, can integrate equity into their benefit-cost analyses. Here are their top five recommendations.
There’s been a lot of recent attention on the California Air Resources Board’s (ARB) rice protocol, the first ever carbon offset protocol for crop agriculture in a compliance market. Here's a primer on the program from EDF.
This post was co-authored by Julia Paltseva, Senior Analyst at EDF, and Tuntiak Katan from the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA). For more resources on high forest, low deforestation (HFLD) crediting, visit edf.org/hfld. This post has also been translated into Spanish and French (leer en español, lire en français). Forests […]
As hosts to some of the world’s largest remaining intact ecosystems, HFLD regions support countless numbers of wild fauna and flora, as well as the livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples and forest-dwelling communities.
EDF launches Understanding the Inflation Reduction Act, a new set of resources we developed in partnership with Deloitte specifically for companies to take advantage of the IRA’s climate and clean energy provisions.
This report from Environmental Defense Fund and WSP USA summarizes the significant investments in the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem that have been announced over the past 8 years. This includes announced investments in EV, EV battery, and battery component manufacturing.
Environmental Defense Fund and partners started an engagement process in Colombia to demonstrate how engaging key local and Indigenous stakeholders could lead to better policy design to protect forests in the country.
The passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act is driving a boom in green jobs with more than 15 states building new factories or production lines to manufacture electric vehicles, batteries, components and chargers.
Forest carbon credits may prove to be a useful tool to reduce net carbon emissions from land use and supplement overall emissions reductions. New research from EDF refines previous research by accounting for more variability in ecological factors that affect carbon sequestration.
Facing $150 billion annually in direct costs from climate-related disasters, the current system of disaster recovery in the U.S. is failing many families and communities. A new pilot program from EDF and partners could help address gaps in assistance and increase equity in recovery.
The entire northeast corner of Ecuador was once inhabited by the A’i Cofán people, but the population has dwindled as the land has been fragmented by development. Protecting their land is a constant, sometimes dangerous, struggle. But there may be a glimmer of hope in the form of the largest-ever public-private partnership that invests in protecting the forest.
While transactions in the oil and gas industry can increase reputational, climate, and transition risks, they also present opportunities for industry players to lead on creating a new paradigm for oil and gas transactions that is more compatible with global net zero goals. A new report from EDF and Ceres outlines ways to take advantage of these opportunities.
The Institute for Policy Integrity and Environmental Defense Fund submitted joint comments supporting guidance documents as important steps toward addressing the risks that climate change poses to the structural integrity of our financial system.
Food and agriculture is a significant contributor to climate change, emitting a whopping 30% of global emissions. That’s why EDF’s Climate Corps graduate fellowship program is launching the Animal Agriculture pilot program during the summer of 2023.
Analysis of supermajors' non-operated joint ventures with state-owned entities shows emissions reporting from these assets remains opaque. This is a significant opportunity for supermajors to raise the bar on methane action and scale emissions reductions quickly.
Communities along the Mississippi River face increasing flood risks and water quality challenges. Natural infrastructure is a highly effective solution, that has been difficult to finance. A new report from Environmental Defense Fund and Quantified Ventures highlights five replicable ways to generate revenue that supports natural infrastructure project financing.