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Environmental Defense Fund
New York, NY
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“…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

Mar 09, 2020

Local officials, lawmakers, and business leaders across the country are coalescing around initiatives to put the United States on a path to a 100% clean economy by 2050. To achieve this ambitious objective and avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we must ensure that no more climate pollution is produced than can be removed […]

Mar 09, 2020

Co-authored by Pam Kiely and Erica Morehouse Two disturbing national trends – scorched-earth politics and a failure to act boldly on the climate crisis – came together in Oregon last week. For the fifth time in less than a year, legislators opposed to the majority party’s agenda fled instead of fulfilling their core responsibility as […]

Feb 26, 2020

The results of February’s joint California-Quebec auction are in, and 2020 is off to a strong start in the Western Climate Initiative. Fewer allowances were available in this auction than in the past, which could help explain the record high settlement price. Highs and lows of the February 2020 auction: All 57,090,077 current allowances sold. […]

Feb 19, 2020

Over the last few decades, EPA has issued numerous Clean Air Act protections to curb dangerous air pollution from large industrial sources. Now, however, a proposed Trump Administration loophole threatens to undermine that effort – and data released by EPA itself shows how this loophole might expose millions of Americans to a huge increase in […]

Feb 18, 2020

Every day, African American civic leaders across the country are fighting for clean air, safe drinking water, a stable climate and a just world. In recognition of this year’s Black History Month, Environmental Defense Fund is honoring 12 individuals and celebrating their contributions. The 12 leaders represent lawmakers and activists, professors and entrepreneurs, labor leaders […]

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 […]