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Research and Publications

Redefining Progress measures the impact of policies and practices on people, communities, and the environment. Our research is innovative and objective, and is based on replicable models and scientific frameworks.

Our publications encompass in-depth economic analysis; updates of, improvements to, and adaptation of the Ecological Footprint and the Genuine Progress Indicator; and research into the effects of climate change on vulnerable populations.

Our publications, with few exceptions, are provided for free. Please donate what you think these resources are worth.

Available for purchase are The Community Indicators Handbook, 2nd Edition; Tax Waste, Not Work; and the Ecological Footprint Quiz CD, among others. For bulk orders, please contact communications@rprogress.org.


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A Climate of Change: African Americans, Global Warming, and a Just Climate Policy for the U.S.

July 2008

PDF Executive Summary 6 pp. / 221 kb

PDF Report 69 pp. / 617 kb

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The True Cost of Free Pollution Permits: A Redefining Progress Issue Brief

February 2008

PDF Report 5 pp. / 109 kb

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A New Bottom Line for Progress
From Worldwatch Institute's State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy

January 2008

PDF Report 18 pp. / 208 kb

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The Genuine Progress Indicator 2006

February 2007

PDF Executive Summary 7 pp. / 105 kb

PDF Full Report 33 pp. / 2.04 mb

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Refining the Ecological Footprint

December 2006

PDF Report 47 pp. / 231 kb

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The Fishprint of Nations 2006

November 2006

PDF Report 12 pp. / 120 kb

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Recasting Marine Ecological Fishprint Accounts (Fishprint Technical Supplement)

November 2006

PDF Report 49 pp. / 607 kb

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Changing the Social Climate: How Global Warming Affects Economic Justice, the Future of the Progressive Movement, and Whether Your Child Walks to School

October 2006

  PDF Report 36 pp. / 1.64 mb

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Community Indicators Handbook

July 2006

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A Golden Opportunity: Strengthening California's Economy through Climate Policy

Jan 2006

PDF Report 31 pp. / 374 kb

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Climate Change in California: Health, Economic, and Equity Impacts (Revised)

March 2006

PDF Executive Summary 10 pp. / 497kb

PDF Full Report 119 pp. / 3.2 mb

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Ecological Footprint of Nations 2005 Update

March 2006

PDF Full Report 16 pp. / 478 kb

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Setting the Standard in Coyote Valley

Jan 2006

PDF Executive Summary 3 pp. / 154kb

PDF Full Report 34 pp. / 839 kb

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The Fishprint of Aquaculture: Can the Blue Revolution be Sustainable?

Dec 2005

PDF Report 22 pp. / 434 kb
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The Impacts of Increased Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards on the U.S. Auto Sector

July 2005

PDF Report 12 pp. / 95kb
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The Soul of Environmentalism

May 2005

PDF Report 30 pp. / 288 kb
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Jobs and the Climate Stewardship Act: How Curbing Global Warming Can Increase Employment

Feb 2005

PDF Report 23 pp. / 138kb
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A Sustainable Future for Pleasanton:
Evaluating Land Use Alternatives

Jan 2005

PDF Report 12 pp. / 368kb
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Smarter, Cleaner, Stronger: Secure Jobs, a Clean Environment, and less Foreign Oil Oct 2004 Click for national and state reports
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Better Safe than Sorry: Preventing Pesticide Drift in California

Aug 2004

PDF Report 8 pp. / 1093kb
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African Americans and Climate Change: An Unequal Burden

Jul 2004

PDF Report 144 pp. / 2,332kb

PDF Executive Summary 9 pp. / 337kb

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Santa Monica's Ecological Footprint 1990-2000

Apr 2004

PDF Report 12 pp. / 504kb
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Footprint of Nations 2004 Update

Mar 2004

PDF Report 22 pp. / 507kb
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Nation's Economic Health Overstated by $7 Trillion: Genuine Progress Indicator Tells the Real Story

Mar 2004

PDF Report 17 pp. / 440kb
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Energy, Economics, and the Environment: Effects on African Americans

Feb 2004

PDF Report 134 pp. / 621kb
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Eating Up the Earth: How Sustainable Food Systems Shrink our Ecological Footprint

Jul 2003

PDF Report 12 pp. / 830kb
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Ecological Footprint of Nations, November 2002 Update

Nov 2002

PDF Report 14 pp. / 233kb
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Sustainable Agriculture and Common Assets: Stewardship Success Stories

Oct 2002

PDF Report 44 pp. / 432kb

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EJCC Initiative: 10 Principles for Just Climate Change Policies in the United States

Aug 2002

PDF Report 2 pp. / 520kb
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Watching Our Assets: Climate Policy Should Not Be Corporate Welfare

Jun 2002

PDF Report 6 pp. / 102kb
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Sustainability Starts in Your Community: A Community Indicators Guide

Apr 2002

PDF Report 26 pp. / 462kb
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The Price Scare Will Be a False Alarm (Climate Change)

Apr 2002

PDF Report 4 pp. / 189kb
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Taking Externalities Seriously: An Economic Perspective on the Precautionary Principle

Feb 2002

PDF Report 4 pp. / 34b
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Clean Energy and Jobs: A Comprehensive Approach to Climate and Energy Policy

Feb 2002

PDF Report 52 pp. / 237kb

 

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Genuine Progress Indicator, 2000 Update

Dec 2001

PDF Report 6 pp. /165kb
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What We Work For Now: Changing Household Consumption Patterns in the 20th Century

Dec 2001

PDF Report 24 pp. / 236kb
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Ecological Footprint of Nations, 2001 Update

Dec 2001

PDF Report 6 pp. / 204kb
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Environmental Taxes to Finance Capital Tax Reform

Nov 2001

PDF Report 36 pp. / 885kb
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Environmental Tax Reform, Business, and the Economy

Nov 2001

PDF Report 4 pp. / 599kb
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Auctioning CO2 Permits: A Business-Friendly Climate Policy

Sep 2001

PDF Report 6 pp. / 189kb
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Good Business: A Market Analysis of Energy Efficiency Policy

June 2001

PDF Report 36 pp. / 211kb
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Beyond Gas Taxes: Linking Driving Fees to Externalities

Mar 2001

PDF Report 6 pp. / 101kb
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Environmental Tax Reform: The European Experience

Feb 2001

PDF Report 98 pp. / 685kb

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Market-Based Policies For Reducing Sprawl: A Critical Overview

Jan 2001

PDF Report 4 pp. / 71kb
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Blazing Sun Overhead, and Clouds on the Horizon: The Genuine Progress Report for 1999

Dec 2000

PDF Report 20 pp. / 680kb
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A Fair Climate For All

Nov 2000

PDF Report 4 pp. / 382kb
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Good Business: A Market Analysis of Energy Efficiency Policy

Nov 2000

PDF Report 36 pp. / 211kb
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Measurement Tools and the Quality of Life

Jun 2000

PDF Report 32 pp. / 225kb
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Protecting the Climate While Safeguarding the Economy

May 2000

PDF Report 4 pp. / 71kb
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Employment, Environmental Taxes, and Income Taxes

May 2000

PDF Report 52 pp. / 214kb

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What's Fair? Consumers and Climate Change

Apr 2000

PDF Report 67 pp. / 291kb

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Assessing Tax Incentives for Clean Energy Technologies: A Survey of Experts Approach

April 2000

PDF Report 109 pp. / 541kb
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Priming the Pump

Mar 2000

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Effects of Environmental Tax Shifting on U.S. Capital Formation

Feb 2000

PDF Report 45 pp. / 262kb

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Burdens and Benefits of Environmental Tax Reform

Feb 2000

PDF Report 59 pp. / 330kb

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Normative Criteria for Climate Change Policy Analysis

Feb 2000

PDF Report 29 pp. / 180kb

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Tax Shifting and the Likelihood of Double Dividends

Feb 2000

PDF Report 28 pp. / 154kb

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When Will Business Want Environmental Taxes?

Feb 2000

PDF Report 38 pp. / 240kb

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What's Fair? Investors, Workers and Climate Change

Feb 2000

PDF Report 41 pp. / 230kb

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Why Bigger Isn't Better: Genuine Progress Indicator 1999 Update

Nov 1999

PDF Report 43 pp. / 363kb
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Equity and Distributional Issues in the Design of Environmental Tax Reform

Oct 1999

PDF Report 10 pp. / 48kb
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Tax-Cuts for the New Economy

Sep 1999

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Fair and Low-Cost Climate Protection

Sep 1999

PDF Report 10 pp. / 81kb
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Greening the Golden State

Jul 1999

PDF Report 115 pp. / 653kb

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GPI 1998 Data & Methodology

May 1999

PDF Report 65 pp. / 207kb
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The Great Data Paradox

May 1999

PDF Report 100 pp. / 264kb
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Community Indicators Case Study

Mar 1999

PDF Report 44 pp. / 274kb
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GPI 1998 Executive Summary

Mar 1999

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California Community Indicators Conference Proceedings

Jan 1999

PDF Report 21 pp. / 63kb
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Lessons Learned from the History of Social Indicators

Nov 1998

PDF Report 36 pp. / 229kb
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California Community Indicators Projects' Taxonomy

Jul 1998

PDF Report 19 pp. / 105kb
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The Roads Aren't Free

Jul 1998

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A Conceptual Framework to Compare Environmental Tax Shift Policies

Jun 1998

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A Distributional Analysis of an Environmental Tax Shift

Jun 1998

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Harnessing the Tax Code for Environmental Protection: A Survey of State Initiatives

April 1998

PDF Report 104 pp. / 727kb
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What's Fair? An Equity Framework for Global Climate Change

Mar 1998

PDF Report 18 pp. / 60kb

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The Role of Border Tax Adjustments in Environmental Taxation: Theory and U.S. Experience

Mar 1998

PDF Report 16 pp. / 258kb
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The Economics of Climate Change

Oct 1997

PDF Report 39 pp. / 160kb

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Community Indicators Handbook

Aug 1997

      Out of print; 2nd Edition available

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Tax Waste, Not Work

Apr 1997

PDF Summary 23 pp. / 107kb

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Economists' Statement on Climate Change

Mar 1997

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Colorado Forum: National Community Indicators

Jan 1997

PDF Report 59 pp. / 199kb
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Carbon Taxes for Climate Protection in a Competitive World

June 1996

PDF Report 52 pp. / 439kb
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If the Economy Is Up, Why is America Down?

Oct 1995

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