Data, Reports & Resources

NRDC is a leader and trusted source in environmental policy and research. 

From reports to issue briefs, we ensure accountability through peer review led by our Science Office, which provides data and scientific analysis that help shape and guide NRDC’s policies and positions. We also offer a range of other resources, such as 101 guides and consumer-focused scorecards to increase access to knowledge about how everyone can be a catalyst for change. 

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Community Change Grant Track II (PDF)

Overview
CCG Track II grants are intended to support meaningful engagement for equitable governance. The grant is awarded for supporting community engagement, education, and decision-making processes. This should facilitate the engagement of disadvantaged communities in governmental processes to advance environmental and...

Community Change Grant Track I (PDF)

Overview
Applicants must submit a project with both Climate Action and Pollution Reduction Strategies. The project should address a climate, or environmental justice issue, or build climate resiliency for a disadvantaged community.

Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Subgrants (PDF)

Overview
11 EPA-selected Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grant makers will provide subgrants to community-based organizations. These will support capacity building in disadvantaged communities for the pre-development, planning, and assessment of projects addressing communities environmental or public health issues. These grant makers...

GGRF SFA Overview & What Now - May 2024 (PDF)

Overview
This is an overview of the Solar for All (SFA) program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The overview also includes specific actions advocates, community-based organizations and project developers, state and local governments, and philanthropy...

GGRF NCIF Overview & What Now - May 2024 (PDF)

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This is an overview of the National Clean Investment Fund (NCIF) program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The overview also includes specific actions advocates, community-based organizations and project developers, state and local governments, and...

GGRF CCIA Overview & What Now - May 2024 (PDF)

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This is an overview of the Clean Communities Investment Accelerator (CCIA) program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The overview also includes specific actions advocates, community-based organizations and project developers, state and local governments, and...

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…

Stories from the Frontlines of Global LNG Build-Out at COP28

OverviewInternational, United StatesMima Holt, Jamie Lee

NRDC invited key local partners from developing regions and grassroots leaders together to underscore the significant climate, health, and equity impacts of LNG infrastructure expansion. 

Water Affordability Business Case Downloadable Tool

OverviewUnited StatesLarry Levine, Ed Osann
To help provide safe and affordable water and sanitation to everyone in their communities, this tool allows utilities to assess the business case for implementing a discount program for low-income customers.

Liability Protections and Safe Food Donation

OverviewUnited StatesNina Sevilla, Yvette Cabrera, Madeline Keating

Redistributing surplus food is an important way to make sure good food gets to people and doesn’t end up in landfills or incinerators. NRDC has created some resources to help potential donors understand the liability protections that exist.

NRDC Experts and Events at COP27

OverviewInternational, Canada, India, United StatesManish Bapna, Amanda Maxwell, Brendan Guy, Carolina Herrera, Joe Thwaites, Shruti Shukla, Sameer Kwatra, Anthony Swift, Khalil Shahyd, Lisa Speer, Jennifer Skene, Nan Zeng, Jake Schmidt, Douglass Sims, Marissa Ramirez, Prima Madan
Analysis and events focusing on the concrete steps we need to cut global emissions in half in this decisive decade, and to adapt to the mounting climate change impacts we can no longer avoid.

Inflation Reduction Act: A Big Step Toward a Climate-Safe Future

OverviewUnited StatesManish Bapna, Derek Murrow, Amanda Levin, Dr. Simon Mui, Luke Tonachel, Andrew Wetzler, Brendan Guy, Jake Schmidt, Sarah Dougherty, Carolina Herrera, Douglass Sims, Sasha Stashwick
Analysis on the 2022 climate bill by NRDC’s experts.

Advancing a Transformative Farm Bill

OverviewUnited StatesAllison Johnson, Matthew Kaplan, Yvette Cabrera
NRDC is working to ensure that the next Farm Bill supports climate-friendly agriculture, protects people and natural resources, and makes healthy food available to everyone.

Water Affordability Advocacy Toolkit

OverviewUnited StatesLarry Levine, Sam Whillans
NRDC and the National Consumer Law Center’s menu of state- and local-level policy solutions—our Water Affordability Advocacy Toolkit—aims to address access to essential water services for vulnerable communities.