GCC's Vicki Arroyo named by Biden-Harris Administration to be U.S. EPA Associate Administrator for Policy

We are delighted to share the news that Vicki Arroyo was sworn in Wednesday to serve in the Biden-Harris Administration as Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As the Georgetown Climate Center's founding Executive Director, Vicki Arroyo has led GCC's work at the nexus of state and federal climate policy since 2008. Read more...

Transportation & Climate Initiative Program will invest $300 million every year to modernize transportation, improve public health, and combat climate change

December 21, 2020 – The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia announced today that theirs will be the first jurisdictions to launch a groundbreaking multi-state program that puts a brake on pollution while investing $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices and healthier communities. Learn more on the TCI website.

America's Zero Carbon Action Plan

How can the US reach zero carbon emissions by 2050? Developed by leading climate and energy experts including GCC's Vicki Arroyo and Matthew Goetz, America's Zero Carbon Action Plan lays out a roadmap across sectors. Vicki Arroyo co-chaired the Transportation Working Group along with Dan Sperling and Lew Fulton of UC Davis. Read more about ZCAP

TCI webinar on ensuring environmental justice and equity in a regional low-carbon transportation program

On Sept. 29, the Transportation & Climate Initiative hosted a public webinar on ensuring environmental justice and equity in a regional low-carbon transportation program. Learn more...

Now Available: Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit

Explore GCC's new Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit, an online resource for community-based organizations and state and local governments working to develop and implement equitable adaptation solutions. Read more...

Now Available: GCC's Managed Retreat Toolkit

On July 15, 2020, the Georgetown Climate Center released the Managed Retreat Toolkit, the first comprehensive online resource for communities and states considering managed retreat as a strategy for climate adaptation. Explore the Managed Retreat Toolkit

Level Up Audio Project spotlights local climate adaptation and hazard mitigation stories

The Georgetown Climate Center is partnering with FEMA Region IX to present the Level Up Audio Project, a 5-part series featuring local conversations with individuals working on hazard mitigation planning and climate adaptation action in their communities. Learn more...

GCC hosts virtual roundtable to inform upcoming Equitable Adaptation Toolkit

GCC’s upcoming Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit will feature case studies and resources that help communities and states address the cumulative effects of climate change impacts and social inequalities that put the health and well-being of communities at risk. GCC brought the authors and advisors together for a virtual roundtable to discuss and inform the toolkit’s development. Read more...

Transportation and Climate Initiative Update: Regional Proposal for Clean Transportation Reaches Milestone

Facilitated by GCC, the bipartisan Transportation and Climate Initiative is inviting public input on a Draft MOU for a regional low-carbon transportation program to reduce climate-changing emissions and invest in cleaner transportation, healthier communities, and more resilient infrastructure. Read more...

Resources to Help Communities Build Resilience and Adapt to Climate Change

GCC's Adaptation Clearinghouse is an online resource database and networking site that serves policymakers and others who are working to help communities adapt to climate change. Go to the Adaptation Clearinghouse

Updates from TCI on the policy development process

Transportation and Climate Initiative states are working together to develop a regional policy for low-carbon transportation. See the latest updates on the regional policy design process and learn about opportunities for public input. Read more...

Issue Brief: Final ACE Rule from EPA Raises State Concerns

On June 19, 2019, the Trump Administration released a final regulation — dubbed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule (ACE) — that repeals and replaces the Clean Power Plan. The Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates have prepared a brief that summarizes the ACE rule, explores state concerns raised by the rule, and previews some of the litigation issues that are likely to arise over ACE. Read more...

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  • GCC's Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit
    On July 29, 2020, the Georgetown Climate Center launched the Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit, an online resource for communities and states working to develop and implement adaptation strategies that put frontline communities first.

  • GCC's Managed Retreat Toolkit
    On July 15, 2020, the Georgetown Climate Center released the Managed Retreat Toolkit, the first comprehensive online resource on managed retreat, with tools and case studies to help states and communities transition away from vulnerable coastal areas. To inform the toolkit, GCC worked with policymakers, practitioners, community members, Georgetown students and faculty, and other experts, engaging more than 1,000 people nationwide since 2018.

  • Issue Brief: Final ACE Rule Raises State Concerns
    On June 19, 2019, the Trump Administration released a final regulation — dubbed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule (ACE) — that repeals and replaces the Clean Power Plan. The Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates have prepared a brief that summarizes the ACE rule, explores state concerns raised by the rule, and previews some of the litigation issues that are likely to arise over ACE.

  • Updated Tools Help Northeast States, Utilities Plan Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Along Corridors
    The electric vehicle corridor analysis, developed to support state and regional EV charging infrastructure planning, maps fast charging infrastructure along corridors.

  • Report Examines Policy Options for Cutting Carbon Emissions in New Jersey
    This report details dozens of policy options for consideration by New Jersey policymakers, stakeholders, and a new governor who will be elected in November.

  • Lessons in Regional Resilience
    This Georgetown Climate Center report documents lessons learned from regional climate collaboratives, which are bringing together local governments and other stakeholders to coordinate climate change initiatives at a regional level.

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GCC hosts virtual roundtable to inform upcoming Equitable Adaptation Toolkit
GCC’s upcoming Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit will feature case studies and resources that help communities and states develop and implement equitable adaptation solutions that put frontline communities first. On March 19, 2020, GCC brought the authors and advisors working on the toolkit together for a virtual roundtable to discuss and inform its development.

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