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Glasgow Declaration Accountability Framework (2024) - Brief (PDF)

Issue Brief
This briefing note outlines the need and vision for a Glasgow Declaration Accountability Framework (GDAF), which would establish mechanisms for promoting equitable, effective, truly global implementation of the 2030 goals of halting and reversing deforestation and land degradation. The brief...

Advancing the Glasgow Declaration Accountability Framework

OverviewInternationalJennifer Skene

To achieve the international community’s 2030 forest protection commitments, NRDC is championing a framework for driving global, equitable action to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation.

Losing Ground: Severe Repetitive Flooding in the United States

OverviewUnited StatesAnna Weber
There are many ways that repeatedly flooded homes can be made safer from flooding, but the federal government’s efforts are not keeping pace with increasing flood risk. The result is a steadily growing number of properties that flood over and…

Losing Ground: Flood Data Visualization Tool

MapUnited States
The federal government’s efforts to reduce repeated flooding are not keeping pace with current risk—let alone the increasing risk posed by sea level rise, increased severe weather, and other climate change impacts.

Keystone XL Case Documents

Legal filingsCanada, United States, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska
NRDC and our partners sued the Trump administration three times, preventing every illegal attempt to ram the Keystone XL project through. These are some of the documents associated with our cases.

Advocates Letter for Transmission Planning Rule (PDF)

Letters
Transmission is key to lowering Americans’ electricity bills, improving reliability, and accelerating the transition to a clean grid. We urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to finalize and issue a strong new regulatory framework for transmission planning and cost allocation...

Clean Trade Letter for Sustainable Steel and Aluminum (PDF)

Letters
A letter from a group of environmental advocacy groups to President Biden and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai calling on them to commit to a strong Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminum (GASSA) deal with the EU and to...

Edwards Coal-Fired Plant Settlement

Legal filingsIllinois, PeoriaSelena Kyle, Jared Knicley, Alyssa Brown
In 2019, the court approved a settlement that required the E.D. Edwards plant to close and provides $8.6 million in funding for projects to benefit the Peoria region. Read more about these programs and grantees.

Climate Adaptation 101

GuideUnited StatesSimone Scully, Jenny Shalant
As the effects of climate change intensify, the need to prepare communities, minimize harm, and plan for future impacts has never been clearer.

Glasgow Declaration Accountability Framework - Letter (PDF)

Letters
A letter from Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and a growing coalition of government officials, civil society organizations, and marketplace actors calling on signatories to the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration to support and enable the creation of a Glasgow Declaration Accountability...

Flooding and Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

GuideUnited StatesMelissa Denchak
A growing number of communities—both coastal and inland—are finding themselves underwater. Extreme weather, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts are increasingly to blame. Here’s a look at what links flooding and our warming world.

Community Clean Mobility Programs Under ACC II

Fact SheetUnited States, New JerseyYeh-Tang Huang, Kathy Harris

Best practices for designing community-based clean mobility programs under the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, in New Jersey and beyond

New Mexico Clean Car and Trucks Testimony (PDF)

Testimony
NRDC and allies’ testimony support the New Mexico Environment Department and the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department adopting the Advanced Clean Cars II, Advanced Clean Truck, and Heavy-Medium Duty Low NOx Omnibus regulations.

The Issue with Tissue

ReportCanadaAshley Jordan, Shelley Vinyard, Jennifer Skene
Tissue products such as toilet paper, paper towels, and facial tissue are cheap and convenient—but they cost the planet a great deal.