About Us

The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate and energy policies in the United States and serves as a resource to state and local communities that are working to cut carbon pollution and prepare for climate change.

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The Georgetown Climate Center is part of Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C.

The Center informs the development of state and federal policies that:

  • Reduce carbon pollution from power plants and stationary sources.
  • Support clean and resilient transportation options.
  • Help communities adapt to climate change.

As part of Georgetown Law, the Center works extensively with government officials, academics, and an array of stakeholders. It analyzes the provisions of federal policy relevant to state and local government, works with states on developing innovative new policies, and encourages policymakers to learn from state experience.

The organization, led by Executive Director Vicki Arroyo and Faculty Director Peter Byrne, plays a key role supporting states with legal and policy analysis to address some of the biggest issues facing the country.

The Center works with states, power companies, and non-profit organizations to inform the development and implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan and facilitates the Transportation and Climate Initiative — a collaboration that seeks to reduce carbon pollution from the transportation sector across 11 states and Washington, D.C. The Center also helps states and communities prepare for climate change impacts and works to integrate adaptation planning into all levels of government decision-making.