Advancing a Healthy Environment and a Thriving Economy
German Just Transition: A Review of Public Policies to Assist German Coal Communities in Transition
This report examines key policies from the decline in coal production in Germany to support workers and communities in the energy transition.
Wildfire, Smoke, and Outdoor Recreation in the Western United States
A paper published in the journal Forest Policy and Economics provides the first causal estimates of wildfire smoke's effect on recreation behavior.
Conducting research to inform the ongoing transformation and decarbonization of the electricity sector.
Understanding the costs, benefits, and consequences of transportation policies.
Industry and Fuels
Solutions to decarbonize industry and transition away from fossil fuels.
Land Use, Forestry, and Agriculture
Examining the way natural, agricultural, and urban land is used and managed.
Comprehensive Climate Strategies
Generating ideas to drive emissions reductions efficiently and equitably.
Climate Risks and Impacts
Analyzing risk and measuring impacts to inform critical climate decisions.
Adaptation and Resilience
Building resilience and adapting to a changing world.
Federal Climate Policy
Using the best-available data to inform US federal action to address climate change.
International Climate Policy
Providing global analysis and policy solutions needed to achieve ambitious climate targets.
Examining the design and implications of carbon pricing policies for the economy and the environment
Equity in the Energy Transition
Exploring solutions to the challenges raised by a transition away from fossil fuels.
Climate Finance and Financial Risk
Improving the measurement and modeling of climate risks to financial markets.
Informing decisionmaking that takes environmental and social justice into account.
Earth Observations for Policy
Remote-sensing data can inform policy and other decisionmaking.
Social Cost of Carbon
Improving the science behind estimating the social cost of carbon and other greenhouse gases.
Examining how humans interact with natural resources, from species to water.
Upcoming Event—Offshore Wind: Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Opportunities
Watch our event examining whether net-zero policies cause emissions leakage—and how effectively border measures can mitigate it.
Watch Now—Carbon Border Measures and Policies to Combat Leakage
A recent RFF Live explored recent border measure proposals in the European Union and United States.
Sharing Detailed Analysis
RFF has provided crucial modeling support for the development of major clean electricity standard policies, including three recent Congressional proposals.
Delivering Breakthrough Research
As part of a team that made international headlines, RFF's research and modeling on ice sheets found that sea levels may rise in excess of two meters by 2100—double previous estimates.
Informing Key Legislation
RFF expertise helped inform the multibillion-dollar Energy Act of 2020 by demonstrating the benefits of additional funding for advanced energy technologies.
Working with Decisionmakers
In collaboration with NASA, RFF research showed that twice as many Americans as previously thought live in areas that do not meet national air quality standards.
Enabling Equity and Fairness
RFF's research on enabling equity in the energy transition helped inform Senate bills that would create jobs and reduce emissions by investing in local economic development and plugging oil and gas wells.
Improving State Policy
RFF provides crucial assistance to states like Colorado where we helped show how to meet emissions targets through the use of flexible cap-and-trade policies.
Stewarding Science-Based Solutions
RFF is leading a global team working to improve the science behind the social cost of carbon—a key metric that governments and businesses use to account for climate change in their actions.
Contributing Our Expertise
RFF's Business Leadership Council convenes corporations and NGOs to share lessons learned in implementing internal corporate carbon pricing strategies.
Resources Magazine, Issue 208: Working Toward a New Social Cost of Carbon
Explore articles from the latest issue of our magazine, or download the full edition.
The Last Straw: Assessing Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics, with Shelie Miller
In the latest episode of Resources Radio, University of Michigan professor Shelie Miller describes her recent research on the environmental consequences of reusable alternatives to single-use plastics.