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NRDC Experts and Events at COP27

OverviewInternational, Canada, India, United StatesManish Bapna, Amanda Maxwell, Brendan Guy, Carolina Herrera, Joe Thwaites, Shruti Shukla, Sameer Kwatra, Anthony Swift, Khalil Shahyd, Lisa Speer, Jennifer Skene, Nan Zeng, Jake Schmidt, Douglass Sims, Marissa Ramirez, Prima Madan
Analysis and events focusing on the concrete steps we need to cut global emissions in half in this decisive decade, and to adapt to the mounting climate change impacts we can no longer avoid.

Next Farm Bill Can Plant the Seeds for Something Better

Expert BlogUnited StatesDavid Wallinga, MD

NRDC recommendations around U.S. farm policy would, if adopted, help rebuild rural communities, create clean energy jobs, support new and existing organic farmers, bolster soil health and on-farm conservation, and reduce food waste.

Why Congress Must Pass the Climate Bill

Expert BlogUnited States, Washington, D.C.Manish Bapna

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is the strongest congressional climate action yet—in the moment we need it most.

Governor Newsom Sets Bold Clean Buildings Goals

Expert BlogCaliforniaKiki Velez, Merrian Borgeson

To make good on these goals, the California legislature and the governor need to fund equitable building decarbonization programs in the state budget decisions they’re working on.

Delivering More Action at Climate Summit in Glasgow

Expert BlogInternationalJake Schmidt

Leaders came to the climate summit in Glasgow with a daunting, necessary, and achievable task—put the world on a much more plausible pathway to “keep 1.5°C alive”. To do that they needed to set more ambitious commitments and take noticeable…

What Does the Glasgow Declaration Mean for Biomass?

Expert BlogInternationalElly Pepper

In a key moment at COP26, over one hundred countries signed the Glasgow Declaration at COP26, which aims to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030.

The Biodiversity Crisis Is HERE: 5 Ways Biden Can Stop It

Expert BlogUnited StatesHelen O'Shea, Lucas Rhoads, Elly Pepper

There is no time to waste—we learned that 23 species are lost forever. So many more are on the brink. We must act now. Our children and all future generations are depending on us.

Goodbye, Yucca. It’s Now Time for Consent for Nuclear Waste.

Expert BlogGeoffrey H. Fettus, Dr. Matthew McKinzie
Yesterday, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, President Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Energy, answered questions about the Department of Energy’s nuclear programs at a hearing with the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee. NRDC stands ready to work…

The Time Is Now to Stand with Clean Energy Workers

Expert BlogUnited StatesLara Ettenson
All sectors of the U.S. economy have been pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic, making it critical to support all those whose jobs have been affected, such as by including worker protections in federal stimulus packages.

What Side of History Will Procter & Gamble Be On?

Expert BlogInternationalShelley Vinyard
Procter & Gamble should take responsibility of the impact its tissue products have on our planet and climate-critical forests like the Canadian boreal.