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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Selling the World’s Forests

ReportUnited States, InternationalAshley Jordan

For retailers, selling the world’s forests is risky business.

Food Waste 101

GuideUnited StatesShelia Hu
An overview of why we throw away so much food, how it impacts people and the planet, and what we can do to waste less.

Neonics: The Toxic Truth

Fact SheetUnited States, Minnesota, Michigan, California, ColoradoAllison Johnson, Daniel Raichel, Lucas Rhoads, Lena Freij

Pesticides kill bees, pollute water, and threaten our health.

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)

Overview
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...

Busy People Love Leftovers

Issue PaperDenverAndrea Collins, Stacy Woods

A community-based social marketing campaign aims to reduce food waste in Denver.

GGRF Lenders Opposition Letter to H.R. 1023 (PDF)

Letters
In a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives, 15 organizations that represent thousands of community-based lending institutions express their opposition to H.R. 1023, a bill that would repeal the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.

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.

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...

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.