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  • Upcoming Seminar

    How Oil and Gas Development Impacts Local Governments and Communities

    May 18, 2016 12:30 PM EDT

    Oil and gas development has increased substantially in the United States over the past decade, largely due to production from low-porosity rock formations subjected to hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. This rapid growth has created a variety of opportunities and challenges for local governments across the country. Experts at this seminar will explore the key issues facing local governments in this new era.

  • Upcoming Seminar

    Implications of Seafood Supply Chain Certification on Social Outcomes

    May 4, 2016 12:45 PM EDT

    At this RFF First Wednesday Seminar, co-hosted with the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute, national and international policymakers, leaders from nongovernmental organizations, representatives from certification programs and fisheries, and natural and social scientists will examine the future of certification program outcomes.

  • Past Seminar

    Reducing Deforestation in Commodity Supply Chains

    Apr 6, 2016 Video

    This RFF First Wednesday Seminar focused on the opportunities for and challenges of reducing supply chain deforestation using private and regulatory strategies, potential synergies among these strategies, and linkages with Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).