Advancing a Healthy Environment and a Thriving Economy
Income Inequality Is a Key Driver of Decreased Residential Electricity Consumption
New research shows that rising income inequality has been just as influential as energy-efficiency programs in reducing electricity consumption.
New Explainer—Climate Financial Risks 101
This explainer discusses the risks that climate change poses to financial systems and stakeholders.
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 | Climate Philanthropy and Transformational Change
On Wednesday, June 15, RFF hosted a Policy Leadership Series event with Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund.
Watch Now | Decarbonization Policy and International Competitiveness
On Wednesday, June 8, RFF hosted an RFF Live event featuring Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and a panel of experts who examined recent developments in decarbonization and industrial competitiveness.
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.
A Day in the Life at Resources for the Future
A unique and spontaneous episode of the Resources Radio podcast showcases the various ways that people at RFF contribute to the organization’s mission.