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Resources for the Future conducts rigorous economic research and objective analysis to help leaders craft smarter policies about natural resources, energy, and the environment.

RFF is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that conducts independent research - rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences - on environmental, energy, natural resources, and environmental health issues.

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RFF's blog provides policy-relevant commentary on the latest research, analysis, and debates surrounding environmental and natural resource policy issues.


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  • Past Webinar

    An Emissions Containment Reserve for RGGI: How Might It Work?

    Feb 7, 2017 Video

    This webinar brought together experts and representatives from states, electric generators, academia, and nongovernmental organizations to consider this new approach for ensuring that the RGGI emissions trading program functions as designed and examine the finer points of how such a reserve might work and be implemented.

  • Past Seminar

    Disasters, Resilience, and the "Cure" for Catastrophe

    Nov 28, 2016 Video

    At this RFF event, Robert Muir-Wood, chief research officer of Risk Management Solutions and author of The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters, explored the human causes of disaster and the new technologies and policy tools available to minimize their impact

  • Past Webinar

    Optimal Siting of Shale Gas and Oil Development

    Nov 15, 2016 Video

    This was the third event in a joint RFF/Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment/Stanford Natural Gas Initiative webinar series on New Research on the Science and Economics of Natural Gas.