Land, Water, and Nature
Our Land, Water, and Nature Program works to build healthy and productive natural systems that are resilient to a changing climate and support a thriving economy.
Examining the threats posed to the diversity of species
Disasters, Resilience, and Adaptation
Building resilience and adapting to a changing world
Earth Observations and Space
Quantifying the benefits of earth observations
Developing environmental management solutions
Evaluating global fisheries management programs and policies
Evaluating regional forest management policies, considering costs and goals
Public and Private Lands
Examining the way natural, rural, and urban land is used and managed
Informing effective water management policies, from water rights to quality
Working Paper — May 29, 2019
Human Migration in the Era of Climate Change
Human mobility is one response to climatic stress and shocks. In this synthesis article, we review the recent literature on the effects of climate change on human mobility within various disciplines.
Report — May 21, 2019
Reducing Impacts of Food Loss and Waste
A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Reducing Food Loss and Waste
Journal Article — May 20, 2019
Ice Sheet Contributions to Future Sea Level Rise from Structured Expert Judgment
Future sea level rise (SLR) poses serious threats to the viability of coastal communities but continues to be challenging to project using deterministic modeling approaches.
Webinar — Jan 17, 2019
Using the Social Cost of Carbon to Value Earth Observing Systems
Presented at the RFF-CMCC European Institute
Workshops & Seminars — Dec 4, 2018
Measuring the Cost: Exploring the Impacts of Water Pollution
Resources for the Future and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future of Cornell University host Measuring the Cost: Exploring the Impacts of Water Pollution.
Workshops & Seminars — Sep 25, 2018
Exploring the Future of the Endangered Species Act
This event explored what the future of the Endangered Species Act means for our environment and economy.
Press Release — Jun 25, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio Features an Anthropologist's Take on Climate Change
Susie Crate discusses her research on a community in northern Siberia that is dealing with climate change.
Media Highlight — May 31, 2019
"Limit eased on summer ethanol sales"
RFF's Ben Leard spoke with Marketplace about how the expansion of ethanol sales can affect land use and greenhouse gas emissions.
Press Release — May 28, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio on Biodiversity, Food Security, and Sustainability
Sue Lieberman discusses habitat loss, species extinction, and other threats to biodiversity in this episode of Resources Radio.