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Helping people and nature prosper together

Why economics matters: Too often, economic forces drive decisions that harm the planet. We need to turn that around. By creating the right economic incentives, we can make market forces work for — rather than against — the environment.

How we use this powerful approach: We examine every environmental problem through an economic lens, working with communities, policymakers and other partners to use economic forces for good. In a warming world, we're helping to develop climate solutions that create jobs, build resilient communities and cut pollution in an effective, equitable way.

Economics resources

Dig deeper into our work with these resources for researchers, policymakers, journalists and communities.

Our economics experts

We bring wide-ranging perspectives and skills to our economics work. Meet some of the people who make it happen.

Staff perspective

Many decisions that cause environmental damage are rooted in economics, and so are the solutions.

Suzi Kerr

EDF Chief Economist

Media contact

Sommer Yesenofski

(949) 257-8768 (office)