Fighting climate change by cutting carbon pollution and expanding clean energy is the best way to build a better future for our children.

NRDC is tackling the climate crisis at its source: pollution from fossil fuels. We work to reduce our dependence on these dirty sources by expanding clean energy across cities, states, and nations. We win court cases that allow the federal government to limit carbon pollution from cars and power plants. We help implement practical clean energy solutions. And we fight oil and gas projects that would pump out even more pollution.

Our Priorities

Global Action

More than 175 countries have committed to stronger climate action.

Dirty Energy

Coal-fired power plants pump out 40 percent of all carbon pollution in the United States.

Clean Energy

Transitioning to cleaner energy sources could save the U.S. $120 billion in health care costs a year.

Energy Efficiency

National appliance efficiency standards have saved about $1 trillion.

Clean Vehicles and Fuels

Transportation is responsible for at least 30 percent of climate change pollution.

Climate Resilience

Heat waves could be an average of 10°F hotter by the end of the century.

Protecting Communities

Low-income communities are dispropotionally affected by health problems associated with fossil fuels.

What you can do

Demand Climate Action

Tell your governor to support the Clean Power Plan, the EPA's first-ever limits on dangerous carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants.

Ask your local leaders these five questions about climate change

Tell President Obama to stop the Canadian tar sands invasion

10 things you can do at home to help curb climate change