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.

Craft Brewers Farm Bill Letter (PDF)

Letters
Thirty members of NRDC's Brewers for Clean Water Campaign sent a letter urging Congressional leaders to support water pollution reduction programs in this year's Farm Bill.

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.

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...

The Issue with Tissue

ReportUnited States, CanadaAshley 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.

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...

Building Batteries Better: Doing the Best With Less

ReportUnited StatesJordan Brinn
Reducing the amount of mining needed through improvements in battery technology, second-life applications for vehicle batteries, and better recycling is key to reducing harms caused from battery supply chains.

Tapping the Power of Wetlands to Secure a Thriving Planet

Issue BriefUnited StatesKate Poole
Even though wetlands cover only about 5 percent of the land in the coterminous United States, they support nearly half of all species federally listed as threatened or endangered, harbor more than 30 percent of plant species, and provide essential…

Water Pollution: Everything You Need to Know

GuideUnited States, InternationalMelissa Denchak
Our rivers, reservoirs, lakes, and seas are drowning in chemicals, waste, plastic, and other pollutants. Here’s why―and what you can do to help.