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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...

The Indian State of Telangana's Cool Roofs Policy - Factsheet (PDF)

Fact Sheet
This factsheet provides an overview on the Indian state of Telangana's groundbreaking Cool Roof Policy that was launched in 2023. This government policy helps people cope with indoor extreme heat risks, lower household energy burdens from air conditioning, and reduce...

Procter & Gamble Again Fails Forests, Climate, and Human Rights - Brief (PDF)

Issue Brief
Procter & Gamble's latest policies fail to mention forest degradation prohibition in pulp supply chain, IFL sourcing prohibition in palm oil supply chain, corporate group level requirements, strong language on policy expectations for Free, Prior, and Informed Consent, and non-compliance...

The EPA’s Power Plant Carbon Rules Can Be Built to Last

Issue BriefUnited StatesLissa Lynch, David Doniger

The EPA has a firm legal basis for strong power sector standards that will accelerate the sector’s ongoing reduction of carbon pollution and help meet the urgent threat of climate change

Building a Stronger, Cleaner Electric Grid

Fact SheetUnited StatesChristy Walsh
Ensuring that we have affordable and available electricity requires that Congress pass legislation now to support renewable energy and build a more resilient electric grid—the system that connects a source of energy such as a power plant to the consumers…

Why the World Must Commit to Protecting 30 Percent of the Planet (30x30)

Fact SheetUnited States, InternationalLauren Kubiak, Zak Smith, Lisa Speer, Brendan Guy, Jennifer Skene, Paul Todd
Nature is in crisis. A million species worldwide currently face extinction, many within decades, and human actions are causing ecosystems to crumble on land and on sea. We must take immediate actions to protect the natural world—and in doing so…

A Pipe Dream or Climate Solution?

Issue BriefUnited StatesMerrian Borgeson
Biogas and synthetic gas, commonly referred to as “renewable natural gas,” are often not as climate-friendly as claimed, and burning fuels like methane still creates harmful air pollutants. We must be strategic about how we deploy them and keep our…

Offshore Drilling: Putting the Nation’s Coastline at Risk

Fact SheetUnited States, East, WestJacob Eisenberg, Alexandra Adams
We must protect our coasts and push for clean, renewable and efficient energy that will protect our lifegiving oceans, the communities that rely on them, and our climate by helping us transition off oil.

Reduce China’s Coal and Oil Use

Issue BriefChinaAlvin Lin, Barbara Finamore
NRDC is helping the country reduce its fossil fuel consumption, boost energy efficiency, and accelerate the shift to clean, renewable energy.