Advancing a Healthy Environment and a Thriving Economy
Resources Issue 212: A New Dawn for Climate Legislation
This issue of Resources magazine gives a sense of how RFF research will inform—and be informed by—the implementation of new federal laws.
Risk Disclosure and Home Prices: Evidence from California Wildfire Hazard Zones
Between 2015 and 2022, California homes sold for 4.3 percent less if required to disclose high wildfire risk, a new working paper finds.
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 Resilience
Analyzing risk and measuring impacts to inform critical climate decisions.
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.
Watch Now | Modernizing Regulatory Review: Exploring OMB's Updated Benefit-Cost Guidance
An RFF Live event exploring the US Office of Management and Budget's new guidelines on valuating the costs and benefits of federal regulations.
Watch Now | Unpacking New EPA Regulations
A May event examined three recent proposed and final rules on power-sector emissions from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
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 212: A New Dawn for Climate Legislation
This issue of Resources magazine gives a sense of how RFF research will inform—and be informed by—the implementation of new federal laws designed to boost climate mitigation and resilience.
Unpacking the Inflation Reduction Act
RFF scholars have offered insights about the law’s provisions on the Common Resources blog. Here are some excerpts from their recent blog posts, which collectively attracted more than 40,000 views.