Please join us for a conversation about state and federal climate policymaking with leading state officials and academic experts.
This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Climate Center and the Georgetown Environmental Initiative and is part of a speaker series focused on climate change. Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center and Director of the Georgetown Environmental Law Program, will moderate the discussion.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Georgetown University Law Center
Leading experts engaged in a frank discussion Feb. 19 about the politics of climate change, including the Obama Administration's efforts to reduce carbon pollution from the power sector through EPA regulations.
The event was sponsored by the Georgetown Climate Center and the Georgetown Environmental Initiative and is part of a speaker series focused on climate change. Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center moderated the discussion.
Below is video from the event and more information about the featured speakers.
Seeking new opportunities to use federal programs to help communities adapt to climate change, the Georgetown Climate Center brought together senior federal, state, and local officials on Jan. 31 to discuss adaptation strategies for water infrastructure.
The workshop focused on technical assistance, funding, and regulatory programs administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development and is expected to result in recommendations to help promote implementation of President Obama’s Climate Change Adaptation Task Force by identifying existing programs that can be used to by communities to prepare for climate change.
Seeking new opportunities to use federal programs to help communities adapt to climate change, the Georgetown Climate Center brought together senior federal, state, and local officials Nov. 22 to discuss nature-based adaptation strategies, such as living shorelines.
The workshop focused on funding and regulatory programs administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Fish and Wildlife Service and is expected to result in recommendations to help President Obama use the Administration's existing authority...
Leading journalists recently joined the Georgetown Climate Center to discuss the coverage of climate change in the news.
Watch video from the Nov. 14 event below to hear NPR's Richard Harris, USA Today's Wendy Koch, and award-winning science writer John Carey share their experiences in covering stories about mitigating and adapting to climate change across the country.
The Georgetown Environment Initiative co-sponsored the event at the Mortara Center at Georgetown University as part of a year-long series on climate change. Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center and an inaugural Environment Fellow with the Georgetown Environment Initiative,...
With President Obama calling on the federal government to use its existing authority to prepare for climate changes, the Georgetown Climate Center is pulling together senior federal, state, and local officials and other policy experts to provide the Administration recommendations in the months ahead.
The first workshop held Nov. 18 focused on how to incorporate the consideration of climate change impacts into floodplain maps, disaster relief programs, and other programs that affect land-use decisions in vulnerable areas (including the National Flood Insurance and Community Development Block Grant programs).
The Georgetown Climate Center partnered with the Center for Clean Air Policy to facilitate the discussion about how to incorporate climate change...
A lively and informative discussion about the future of electric vehicles in New Jersey was held Dec. 3 at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, showcasing recent work from the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s Northeast Electric Vehicle Network, including:
- Research findings on the challenges and opportunities for EV deployment in the northeast.
- EV planning tools to help New Jersey communities become EV-Ready, including siting and design guidelines and best practices for developing EV-friendly zoning codes.
Panelists included Angela Clerico, APA-NJ; Chuck Feinberg, NJ Clean Cities Coalition; Robert Graff, DVRPC; Jeffrey Perlman, NJTPA; Cassie Powers, Georgetown Climate Center; Mark Warner, Sustainable...
The Georgetown Climate Center hosted a discussion October 28 among senior state, power company, and federal leaders about the development of carbon pollution standards for existing power plants.
The federal government is currently seeking input on potential paths forward as it develops standards under the Clean Air Act Sec. 111(d). The Obama Administration has indicated it wants to build on the experiences of states and power companies, many of which are already achieving significant carbon pollution reductions. The administration has also indicated it wants to provide states with flexibility in meeting the upcoming standards.