Advancing a Healthy Environment and a Thriving Economy
Resources for the Future at COP28
RFF will host a series of engagements at COP28, bringing together our experts and leading global voices to explore the challenges and solutions ahead.
Resources for the Future Launches Search for New President and CEO
The new CEO will have the opportunity to build on a strong foundation and apply their experience and vision to expand the result of RFF’s efforts.
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 | Electrifying Transportation: A Policy Leadership Series Event with Cathy Zoi
On Wednesday, November 29, RFF hosted a conversation with former EVgo CEO and Director Cathy Zoi on the ways to electrify the transportation sector.
Watch Now | Solar Geoengineering Futures: Interdisciplinary Research to Inform Decisionmaking
On September 28 and 29, RFF hosted a conference exploring the big questions surrounding solar radiation modification and its potential consequences for climate change.
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 213: Centering Equity and Justice in Environmental Policy
In this issue of Resources, we feature scholars, leaders, and organizations who are working to make environmental policy more just and equitable.
Prioritizing Justice in New York State Climate Policy: Aiming for Cleaner Air in Disadvantaged Communities
An important outcome from decarbonization is improved air quality. New research asks the question: Will disadvantaged communities see benefits?