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.

Community Change Grant Track II (PDF)

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)

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)

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...

Cleaner Cars, Fatter Wallets

Issue BriefUnited StatesLuke Tonachel

The current U.S. clean vehicles policy package will deliver climate, health, and economic benefits for all.

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.