Western Conservation Evaluation

The Foundation commissioned California Environmental Associates to conduct an evaluation of the impact of the Western Conservation Subprogram’s approach and investments in the North American West. This summary provides an overview of the successes, challenges, and lessons learned.

Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change in Agriculture

This study highlights key strategies that can deliver big climate wins while maintaining food security and building resilience. The report finds that annual carbon emissions from global agriculture can be reduced by as much as 50 to 90 percent by 2030.

Charting a Course to Sustainable Fisheries

Charting a Course to Sustainable Fisheries lays out pragmatic ways to overcome the social, economic, and institutional barriers that keep us from making good fisheries management decisions.

California Current Ecosystem Assessment

On the heels of several recent landmark victories in West Coast marine conservation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation hired CEA to produce an assessment of the state of the California Current ecosystem off the West Coast of the United States.


EcoWest tracks, analyzes, and visualizes environmental trends in the American West to answer key questions about the state of the environment.

Design to Win Update

In the five years since Design To Win (DTW) was released, the climate landscape–both technical and political–has changed with many lessons learned. This report focuses on how our understanding of some of the key factors have changed since 2007, and identifies those issues that remain essentially unchanged since then.

Writings on the Wall

This report examines a deal that shrank the footprint of a major natural gas development near Utah’s Desolation Canyon.

Design to Win: Philanthropy’s Role in the Fight Against Global Warming

Never before have donors, foundations, policymakers and the general public confronted such a complex and far-reaching crisis. Several foundations sponsored a report that identified the need for a coordinated global response to “win” in the battle against climate change, as well as the top priority policies, sectors, and geographies for avoiding dangerous climate change.