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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Greenhouse Effect 101

GuideUnited States, InternationalMelissa Denchak
By increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, we’re amplifying the planet’s natural greenhouse effect and turning up the dial on global warming.

What Are the Solutions to Climate Change?

GuideUnited States, InternationalJeff Turrentine
Some solutions are big and will require billions in investment. Some are small and free. All are achievable.

Modernizing Transportation Through Cap-and-Invest

Fact SheetUnited StatesBruce Ho
With the right policies in place, we could make it easier, healthier, and safer for people across rural, suburban, and urban communities to get around.

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.

CAFE Penalty Rule Case Documents

Legal FilingsUnited States
Browse some of the cases and documents related to our efforts to protect and strengthen the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards that benefit consumers, public health, and the planet.

The Real Road to Energy Independence: Clean Car and Fuel Economy Standards

Fact SheetUnited StatesMax Baumhefner, Britt Carmon
In deciding how to react to the current crisis, policymakers can deliver for America by adopting strong fuel efficiency and tailpipe emission standards, accelerating the transition to electric vehicles, and investing in a cleaner, more just transportation system that serves…