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Environmental Defense Fund
New York, NY
givvers: shawn + 2 others

“…Grade A” (highest rating of any environmental group)
– Wired Magazine

“…America’s most economically literate green campaigners”
– The Economist

“…the power broker rewarding good behavior”
– Time Magazine

“…one of the hottest environmental groups around”
– The Wall Street Journal

Environmental Defense Fund is a 501(c)3 organization.

Latest News

Dec 26, 2019

After many years of inaction, 2019 marked a significant turning point in the global fight for climate action. Today’s youth captured our global attention and brought a renewed sense of urgency to the climate crisis, while businesses, local governments, and elected officials took major steps forward and set the tone for meaningful action in the […]

Dec 16, 2019

At just before 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon in Madrid, at a sprawling conference center on the outskirts of the city, a new record was set — and not an enviable one. That’s when the gavel finally fell on COP 25 — the 25th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention […]

Dec 03, 2019

International cooperation on carbon markets, covered in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, is at the top of the agenda for the COP 25 climate talks in Madrid this week. Since leaving the Article 6 section of the Paris Agreement without agreement at COP 24, negotiators have continued to work over the past year to […]

Dec 02, 2019

This post was coauthored by Kelley Kizzier from EDF, Kelly Levin from World Resources Institute, and Mandy Rambharos, Article 6 negotiator, South Africa. It originally appeared on WRI’s blog.  As delegates arrive in Madrid for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) this week, one issue is top-of-mind: finalizing the rules on how countries can reduce […]

Nov 26, 2019

Today’s solid results from the latest Western Climate Initiative cap-and-trade auction demonstrate once again the resilience of the market. Yet this is not the only interesting news out of the California market this quarter as the state released the preliminary 2018 emissions inventory, which showed that transportation emissions fell for the first time since 2012. […]

Nov 21, 2019

(This post was co-written by Mandy Warner) Two new analyses show significant opportunities for Pennsylvania under environmental protections that are compatible with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – commonly known as RGGI. RGGI is a collaboration of nine northeast states that is designed to lower carbon pollution from the power sector. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf […]

Nov 12, 2019

The Trump administration is reportedly expanding its dangerous plan — originally proposed by former Administrator Scott Pruitt — to limit the scientific evidence that the agency can consider when establishing public health protections. According to a story in the New York Times today, the new proposal will be even more damaging than Pruitt’s version – […]

Oct 30, 2019

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has suggested that ACE – the Trump administration’s harmful and deeply flawed replacement for the Clean Power Plan – is just as effective in protecting climate and public health as its predecessor. Wheeler is wrong. ACE will achieve virtually no reductions in carbon pollution from power plants and will increase health-harming […]