Community-Informed Heat Relief: Policy Options for Addressing Urban Extreme Heat in High-Risk Communities

Extreme heat causes more deaths than any other weather-related hazard. GCC worked with DC DOEE, affected individuals, and service providers in the DC area to develop a set of policy options and solutions for keeping people and communities safe from extreme urban heat. Learn more and read the report...

Updates from the Transportation & Climate Initiative

June 10, 2021 - Responding to extensive input from stakeholders over the past two months, jurisdictions working to implement the Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) – Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia – in consultation with the other eight collaborating TCI states, today shared a package of updates and new materials for public feedback. Read more...

Season 2 of the Level Up Audio Project is Now Available!

New podcast alert! GCC is excited to partner with FEMA Region 9 to bring you Season 2 of the Level Up Audio Project, which highlights stories of community resilience. Each episode features conversations with practitioners making hazard mitigation action a priority in their work and communities. Listen to Seasons 1 and 2 now...

Georgetown Climate Center and Capital Region Planning Commission launch innovative resilience partnership in Louisiana's Region 7 Watershed

Bringing together GCC's nationally recognized expertise and CRPC's extensive local knowledge, the two organizations will work together guided by a project work group to support Louisiana communities in the state's Region 7 Watershed, protecting people from flood risks and promoting resilient, affordable housing. Read more...

Kate Zyla returns to Georgetown Climate Center as Executive Director

GCC is thrilled to welcome Kate Zyla as our new Executive Director! This represents a homecoming for Zyla, who was GCC's Deputy Director before joining the staff of Energy Foundation in 2018. She succeeds GCC's founding director Vicki Arroyo, who joined the Biden Administration in January. Read more...

New Report: Opportunities for Strategic Federal Electric Vehicle Charging Investments

A new report from GCC and M.J. Bradley & Associates spotlights opportunities for federal investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure to advance equity, speed economic recovery, and address the climate crisis. Learn more...

New Report: Building housing security and climate resilience through community land trusts

Housing insecurity and the impacts of climate change are interrelated issues increasingly affecting cities across the United States. Community land trusts (CLTs) can present useful partnerships to simultaneously tackle these challenges by promoting community ownership and decisionmaking, and providing permanently affordable and resilient housing. This new report from GCC aims to help state and community leaders support community land trusts and work to enhance climate resilience. Read more...

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.

Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit

Explore GCC's 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...

GCC's Managed Retreat Toolkit

Explore GCC's 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

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

Featured Content

  • 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.

  • 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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Report: Building housing security and climate resilience through community land trusts
Housing insecurity and the impacts of climate change are interrelated issues increasingly affecting cities across the United States. To help state and community leaders support community land trusts and work to enhance climate resilience, the Georgetown Climate Center has released Community Land = Community Resilience: How Community Land Trusts Can Support Urban Affordable Housing and Climate Initiatives, a comprehensive guide.

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