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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Busy People Love Leftovers

Issue PaperDenverAndrea Collins, Stacy Woods

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

Food Matters Case Studies

Case StudyBaltimore, Denver, NashvilleYvette Cabrera, Darby Hoover, Madeline Keating
NRDC and their partners’ work in Baltimore, Denver, and Nashville can help inform initiatives in other cities across the country.

Burnout: E.U. Clean Energy Policies Lead to Forest Destruction

Issue PaperInternationalSasha Stashwick
Countries considering new policies to replace aging fossil fuel-based energy infrastructure, both inside and outside the European Union, must rule out incentives for burning forest biomass instead of or alongside coal.

Green Investment Banks as a Tool to Bolster Climate Action in Latin America

Issue PaperInternationalAmanda Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, Douglass Sims, Sarah Dougherty
Public funds alone cannot meet the magnitude of investment needed in the region to implement the Paris Agreement. Green investment banks can help governments accelerate the flow of private capital toward climate solutions.

Food to the Rescue: DC Central Kitchen

Case StudyUnited States, Washington, D.C.Yerina Mugica
A replicable strategy to improve the efficiency of food rescue for hunger relief while creating meaningful career opportunities for at-risk individuals

Incentive Schemes for Promoting Green Shipping

Issue PaperInternational, United States
Recognizing ships as major sources of air pollution, ports in various countries around the world have introduced incentive programs to encourage enhanced environmental performance from ships calling at their ports, beyond what is required by legislation and international regulations.