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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Flooding and Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

GuideUnited StatesMelissa Denchak
A growing number of communities—both coastal and inland—are finding themselves underwater. Extreme weather, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts are increasingly to blame. Here’s a look at what links flooding and our warming world.

Permafrost: Everything You Need to Know

GuideArcticMelissa Denchak

The “permanently” frozen earth at our planet’s poles and in other cold climes is thawing, with big consequences to our climate, ecosystems, and health.

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.

Edwards Coal-Fired Plant Settlement

Legal FilingsIllinois, PeoriaSelena Kyle, Jared Knicley, Alyssa Brown
In 2019, the court approved a settlement that required the E.D. Edwards plant to close and provides $8.6 million in funding for projects to benefit the Peoria region. Read more about these programs and grantees.

Community Clean Mobility Programs Under ACC II

Fact SheetUnited States, New JerseyYeh-Tang Huang, Kathy Harris

Best practices for designing community-based clean mobility programs under the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, in New Jersey and beyond

Energy-Burdened Communities Tool

MapLos Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, New Orleans, Birmingham, Atlanta, Memphis, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas City (Kansas), Chicago, Milwaukee, Flint, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Richmond (Virginia), Greensboro

Energy burden has disproportionately impacted low-income communities of color for decades. NRDC is actively working to bring justice to these communities through this mapping tool.

Transportation Solutions for the 21st Century

Fact SheetUnited StatesStephanie Gidigbi Jenkins
The transportation sector is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. NRDC has identified several transportation policy solutions that will improve our climate while also benefiting our communities in an equitable way.

Guide to Community Climate Vulnerability Assessments

ReportUnited StatesMarissa Ramirez, Kristi Pullen Fedinick
Communities across United States face the joint challenges of climate change and growing inequality. Properly addressing these challenges means first understanding the unique situation of each community—where they are vulnerable and where policies will have the greatest impact.

Invest in 21st Century Infrastructure

OverviewUnited StatesStephanie Gidigbi Jenkins, Rob Moore, Becky Hammer, Erik D. Olson, Luke Tonachel, Khalil Shahyd, Douglass Sims, Marc Boom, David Doniger
We promote infrastructure plans that transition us to clean energy, address the changing climate, create jobs, and remedy the negative legacy of the past.

The Global Climate Action Summit

OverviewInternational, United States

Leaders from across the globe met in San Francisco to step up their actions to meet our climate goals.