The Environmental Defense Fund will promote a green supply chain in the Guangdong Province of China. This is a partnership between EDF, local Chinese NGOs, Western retailers like Walmart and Target, Chinese suppliers, local governments, and China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection. This project seeks to demonstrate that Chinese manufacturing can move up the value chain, be environmentally sustainable, and promote the low-carbon economy, all while increasing Chinese brand awareness and earning for South China’s factories and cities.
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for agricultural decarbonization and methane reduction in China and along the BRI
This grant supports the Environmental Defense Fund’s scoping study of agricultural methane reduction opportunities in the Global South. EDF will use this project to identify the main levers in China, and within major developing economies, to significantly reduce agricultural methane emissions, both within and across the national borders. This work will unveil in-depth analysis and solutions for three key barriers for agricultural methane mitigation in the Global South: (a) a lack of political will and global momentum, (b) insufficient research and development investments in technical solutions; and (c) insufficient funding and support for deployment and solution adoption in developing countries. (Substrategy: China National Policy)
for the Natural Gas and the Electric Grid project
This grant would complement other grants aimed at coal plant retirements. Its funding falls into two categories: (1) the Environmental Defense Fund would promote rules in the coal rich regions of Texas and the Mid-Atlantic that will accelerate coal retirements and the encourage the deployment of renewables and efficiency and (2) the organization would work to secure better regulatory safeguards for shale gas development and a better understanding of the life-cycle carbon footprint of natural gas compared to coal.