Join us for a lively and informative discussion about the future of electric vehicles in New Jersey. This discussion will showcase recent work from the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s Northeast
Electric Vehicle Network, including:
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Dec. 3 - 9:30 a.m. to noon
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,...
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.
In a state facing serious challenges from extreme heat, drought, wildfires, and other climate change impacts, key stakeholders throughout Central Texas met Oct 4. to discuss strategies for adapting to climate change for the first time.
The symposium, entitled “Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategies”, assessed the shared challenges central Texas communities face and provided an opportunity to identify collaborative solutions to make the region more resilient. It also provided a forum for learning about climate vulnerability in the region and sharing best resilience planning practices.
Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, and Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, delivered...
State officials, electric power company executives, and federal officials from the Obama Administration gathered on June 27 to discuss efforts already underway to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.
The importance of state and private-sector action on climate change was underscored in the President’s Tuesday announcement when he said he wants new federal rules reducing carbon pollution to “…provide flexibility to different states with different needs and build on the leadership that many states and cities and companies have already shown.”
State and company participants spent...
Gov. Jack Markell,...
We know that climate change is happening and that its impacts will affect all of us. In fact, we may have already passed a tipping point, and we are already seeing the increase in extreme storms, flooding, and droughts that scientists have long expected.
In Edinburgh, Scotland this week, Georgetown Climate Center Executive Director Vicki Arroyo took to the stage at the Global TED conference to stress the importance of planning to help our communities adapt to the climate changes that are coming.
While she emphasized that mitigating greenhouse gas emissions remains essential, she said we...
In June 2012, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development met in Rio de Janeiro to take stock of the progress achieved since the 1992 Earth Summit and to chart a new path for the future. In advance of the summit, the Georgetown Climate Center was joined by White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and numerous states and provinces to discuss sustainable activity happening in states, provinces, and regions across the U.S., Canada, Germany, and Brazil. The event was co-sponsored by the Province of Quebec's Washington Bureau.