Advancing a Healthy Environment and a Thriving Economy
Big Decisions 2023: Watch Now
Watch a recording of our recent event, Big Decisions 2023, which explored the year's biggest priorities in climate, energy, and the environment.
How Hurricanes Sweep Up Housing Markets: Evidence from Florida
A new peer-reviewed study finds that communities hit by hurricanes saw no long-term change in housing demand—but was linked to gentrification.
Measuring Scholarly Diversity in Environmental and Resource Economics, with Neha Khanna and Nick Kuminoff
What Forces Will Shape Energy and the Environment in 2023?
What Are the Climate, Air Pollution, and Health Benefits of Electric Vehicles?
Policies to Increase Mitigation of Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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.
Watch Now | Big Decisions 2023
On Wednesday, January 18, RFF hosted its annual event exploring big decisions in climate, energy, and the environment in the year ahead.
Watch Now | Plugging In: How Much Will Electric Vehicles Drive Decarbonization?
On Friday, January 13, RFF hosted a conversation on the environmental benefits of plug-in electric vehicles and issues related to policies, markets, and the power sector.
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 211: Planning for a Net-Zero Economy
This issue of Resources magazine gives a sense of what the future looks like as RFF focuses on two priorities: designing smart emissions-reduction strategies and confronting risks while building resilience.
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.