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China’s cap-and-trade announcement: What happens next?

China’s landmark commitment last Friday to launch a national cap-and-trade program in 2017 changes everything on the climate front, promising to drive down carbon pollution — and possibly inspiring other nations to take more ambitious steps so they are not left behind as the world accelerates towards a clean energy future.

EDF’s China team has been laying the groundwork for this climate breakthrough for 25 years — but much work remains to bring China’s program to fruition in the next two years. Click below to hear a discussion about what happens next.

Fred Krupp, President, EDF
Paula Hayes, Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Initiatives, EDF
Dan Dudek, Vice President, EDF

This teleconference call was recorded Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day Early With Moms Clean Air Force!

What do moms and climate scientists have in common? They care about clean air and their kids’ health. Moms Clean Air Force co-founder Dominique Browning has a conversation with two distinguished climate scientists who are also moms. They talk about how Washington is poised to take major action on climate pollution for the first time, and the power moms have to get our message out as we tell lawmakers: Listen to your mothers!


Dominique Browning
Senior Director and Co-Founder, Moms Clean Air Force

Heidi Cullen, Ph.D.
CEO and Lead Correspondent, Climate Central

Nicole Hernandez Hammer, MS, MBA
Assistant Director, Climate Change Initiative, Florida Center for Environmental Studies
and Union of Concerned Scientists, climate change and Latino outreach

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Fish Forever: Restoring global oceans to abundance

Diane Regas, senior vice president, programs, EDF
Amanda Leland, vice president, oceans, EDF
Brett Jenks, president & CEO, Rare
Steve Gaines, dean, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB
Caesar Munoz, partner from a Belizean fishing community

Billions of people depend on seafood for sustenance, and half the world’s fish are caught in small fisheries in the developing world. Most of these are overfished, and some are in peril of collapse. Very real tragedy looms if we do not act now to restore them to health and abundance.

The good news is: we can do it.

Please join us for a progress update on Fish Forever, a global initiative led through a partnership between Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Rare and the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). We will highlight our initial successes with local partners in Belize and discuss strategies to achieve our long-term goal of empowering thousands of the world’s poorest coastal communities to sustainably manage their own fisheries, improve livelihoods and build coastal resilience to climate change.

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Protecting health and safety: moving toxic chemicals out of the shopping cart

Gwen Ruta, Vice President, Programs
Thomas Murray, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships Program
Sarah Vogel, Director, EDF Health Program

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and our partners in the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families coalition are leading an initiative to reform the nation’s chemical safety law. Most of the 80,000 chemicals used in everyday products in the U.S. have never been tested.

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is poised to announce ambitious goals developed in consultation with EDF to get chemicals of concern out of products on its shelves.

Hear about how our work with Walmart and other leading retailers is helping increase pressure for national action.

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EDF teleconference on major White House climate policy announcement

Fred Krupp, President, EDF
Diane Regas, Senior Vice President for Programs, EDF
Vickie Patton, General Counsel, EDF
Elizabeth Thompson, Vice President for U.S. Climate and Political Affairs, EDF President, Environmental Defense Action Fund (EDAF)

President Obama made an historic climate policy announcement in a speech at Georgetown University on June 25th. Join us to discuss what it means for carbon pollution rules and energy policy.

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Where Do We Go From Here? The New Politics of Climate Change

President-elect Obama is committed to taking action on Climate Change, but there are many competing priorities on the agenda. It will be a heavy lift, but at Environmental Defense Fund, we see an opportunity of a lifetime to address global warming in ways that will benefit the environment AND the economy.

Date: Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, 1:00 p.m. EST

Fred Krupp, President
Steve Cochran, Director, National Climate Campaign

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