Resources for the Future
Founded in 1952, Resources for the Future (RFF) improves environmental and natural resource policymaking worldwide through objective social science research of the highest caliber. RFF conducts independent research - rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences - on environmental, energy, and natural resource issues. RFF has pioneered the application of economics as a tool to develop more effective policy about the use and conservation of natural resources. Its scholars continue to analyze critical issues concerning pollution control, energy and transportation policy, land and water use, hazardous waste, climate change, biodiversity, ecosystem management, and the environmental challenges of developing countries.
Rff's Research Effort Has Two Major Programs Focused On the Economics and Policy of$9.6m
(i) Energy and Climate and (ii) Land, Water, and Nature.Energy and Climate Program focuses on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, advance a reliable and clean energy system, and ensure a healthy environment while balancing the need for economic growth.Land, Water, and Nature Program focuses on the management of key land, water, and marine resources that support a thriving economy and society, while ensuring healthy and productive natural systems and building resilience in a changing climate.
Award small grants and fellowships to scholars from other institutions to advance the state of knowledge in the environmental and natural resource sciences.
Dissemination of research results in the form of discussion papers, resources magazine, rff website and other methods. Advance rff's reputation for independent research and non partisan policy through expanded communications efforts. Rff scholars help inform and shape public debate by issuing discussion papers, reports and publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals, as well as working with reporters and appearing on television and radio.