Advancing a Healthy Environment and a Thriving Economy
The Greenhouse Gas Index: A Metric for Greenhouse Gas–Intensive Products
New research dives into a tool that aims to help nations remain competitive in international trade even in the presence of a greenhouse gas tax.
Introducing the Global Climate Policy Partnership
In mid-September, RFF unveiled a global network of research institutions helping major economies and businesses achieve ambitious climate goals.
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 Observation 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 | Sparking Solutions: Reducing Risk at the Wildland-Urban Interface
Join RFF on Wednesday, October 12, for the second RFF Live event in the “Sparking Solutions” webinar series, where we will discuss the benefits and challenges of addressing the wildland-urban interface (WUI) problem.
Watch Now | The Global Climate Policy Partnership: Decarbonizing Global Manufacturing
On September 22, 2022, RFF hosted the launch event of the Global Climate Policy Partnership, a global network of research institutions helping major economies and businesses achieve ambitious climate goals.
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 210: Celebrating the People of RFF
The articles in this issue cover the high-impact work that RFF is doing right now, tackling the tough problems for which the world is currently navigating solutions—especially climate change.
The Social Cost of Carbon: Reaching a New Estimate
Resources for the Future scholars lay out their new calculation of the social cost of carbon, which is substantially higher than the previous values used by the US government.