Global climate policy

Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico

Photo Credit: NASA/Terry Virts

EDF is working with powerhouse players such as China, India, Brazil, Canada and the European Union to help reverse the relentless rise of global greenhouse gas emissions.


Our pioneering work on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) shows how economic incentives to keep trees alive can help tropical nations protect forest and the climate.

Carbon market cooperation

As carbon markets continue to expand, coordination among programs will be increasingly important to ensure environmental integrity and maximize benefits.

U.N. climate talks

Our global climate team has engaged in U.N. climate talks since the 1992 by providing groundbreaking economic and legal analysis to negotiating parties.

World’s carbon markets

With countries around the world exploring and implementing emissions trading systems to cut carbon, we have analyzed this approach through 18 case studies of systems and a detailed report on the world’s first and largest carbon market system in Europe.

International aviation

Tens of thousands of new aircraft are expected to take to the skies in the coming years, and unless concrete actions are taken, that will mean dramatic increases in aviation carbon pollution.