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Workshop on Opportunities for Equitable Climate Adaptation
April 7, 2016
The Georgetown Climate Center, in partnership with the Urban Sustainability Director’s Network, brought together city officials, environmental justice leaders, and state and federal partners for a two day workshop on equitable climate adaptation, with a focus on city-level action.

State Statements Following the Supreme Court's Decision to Stay the Clean Power Plan
February 10, 2016
Following the Supreme Court stay of the Clean Power Plan, many states say they will continue to move forward. The case is expected to be heard on its merits later this year.

Video: Georgetown Analysis Shows Potential for GHG Emissions Reductions from Transportation in the TCI Region
December 16, 2015
Webinar presentation shows the potential for greenhouse gas emissions reductions from transportation in mid-Atlantic and northeastern states.

Long History of State Actions to Cut Carbon Pollution Will Continue
December 3, 2015
On the heels of last week's announcement by five northeast states and the District of Columbia that they will start developing potential market-based policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation,...

Five Northeast States and DC Announce They Will Work Together to Develop Potential Market-Based Policies to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation
November 24, 2015
Six northeast and mid-Atlantic jurisdictions have announced they will work together to develop potential market-based policies to achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution from the transportation sector. Developing such policies will build on the momentum created by the participating states’ successful clean energy programs and will create positive economic benefits, in addition to reducing the emissions that cause climate change according to a new Georgetown Climate Center report.

State Statements About Reducing GHGs from the Transportation Sector
November 24, 2015
Statements are available from Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

State, Power Company, and EPA Officials Discuss Implementation of Clean Power Plan
October 14, 2015
The Georgetown Climate Center recently hosted the sixth in a series of dialogues among senior state and power company leaders, NGOs, experts, and federal officials to further discuss implementation issues and state...

Think Beyond Homes and Roads to Better Prepare for Climate Change
September 28, 2015
With natural disasters, as with wars, we tend to fight the last one. While preparing for another Katrina or Sandy is important, we also need to be ready for future climate change impacts, such as heat waves and droughts. This means developing climate change scenarios and using a range of planning, design, and economic investment tools to increase the resilience of our homes, businesses and infrastructure.

Huffington Post Op-Ed: Lessons learned from rebuilding New Orleanns
August 27, 2015
Georgetown Climate Center Executive Director Vicki Arroyo wrote an op-ed published in The Huffington Post about New Orleans' revival after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city 10 years ago. New Orleans' recovery efforts, Arroyo explains, offer lessons for all communities that use federal disaster recovery dollars to rebuild, adapt, and thrive in the aftermath of climate-related disasters--and ideally, to prepare in advance of such events and avoid the most dire consequences.

Case Studies in Building Community Resilience
August 19, 2015
Explore how sub-national jurisdictions (municipalities, states, and special administrative regions) in the United States and China are taking action to build resilience to natural hazards, extreme weather, and climate change with a series of new case studies produced by the Georgetown Climate Center and Georgetown faculty.