Driving Resilience: How the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act can support widespread climate resilience

In a new blog post from GCC, Justice Fellow Suhasini Ghosh discusses how resilience is integrated throughout sections of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, including enhanced funding for new and existing programs that help communities stay safe from extreme weather, flooding, wildfires, and other climate impacts. Read the full blog post...

Webinar Recording: Understanding the Supreme Court's Decision in West Virginia v. EPA

On July 6, GCC hosted a webinar featuring a panel of Clean Air Act experts to explore the Supreme Court's decision in West Virginia v. EPA and what it means for federal regulation and climate action. A recording of the webinar is now available. View the webinar recording and more...

Statement from the Georgetown Climate Center on FHWA's Proposed GHG Performance Measure

July 7, 2022 – The US Federal Highway Administration released a proposed rule to guide states and metropolitan planning organizations in measuring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from federal highways. By establishing this GHG performance measure, FHWA is taking an important step to assess and help the public better understand ways that federal and state investments in transportation are creating benefits for the American people. Read GCC's full statement...

8 Ways US States and Cities Can Create a National EV Charging Network

There are about 6,000 EV fast chargers and 40,000 Level 2 chargers across the US. These numbers need to increase significantly to match EV consumer demand. A new blog from GCC and World Resources Institute gives steps cities and states can use to expand charging networks: Read the blog post...

Greauxing Resilience at Home: A Regional Vision

June 16, 2022 - GCC and CRPC today released new policy and planning resources for communities working to improve affordable housing and flood resilience, co-created through a two-year collaborative process with people who live and work in southeast Louisiana. Explore the Regional Vision...

States Can Use BIL to Reduce Emissions and Lessen Vulnerability to Oil Price Shocks

World oil prices have spiked in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. States can use funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help reduce America’s vulnerability to oil price shocks and high gas prices, while investing in transportation infrastructure that curbs climate-changing emissions. Read more...

GCC and WRI share guidance for climate-smart, equitable BIL investments

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law represents an historic opportunity for states and cities to invest in critical infrastructure. WRI and GCC share five principles government leaders can use to ensure transportation investments under BIL advance climate and equity goals. Read the full post...

Issue Brief: Estimating the Greenhouse Gas Impact of Federal Infrastructure Investments in the IIJA

The bipartisan federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act represents a historic investment in the underpinnings of our economy, especially when it comes to transportation. GCC analyzed the bill to understand how these investments could help or hinder state and federal GHG reduction goals. Read the full analysis...

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...

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  • Legal & Policy Toolkits
    GCC has developed several legal and policy toolkits to help states and communities working to build resilience to climate impacts. The toolkits include practical legal and policy tools, best and emerging practices, and case studies on topics like equitable adaptation, managed retreat, extreme urban heat, green infrastructure, and more.

  • Issue Brief: How can IIJA investments impact GHG emissions?
    The bipartisan federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act represents a historic investment in the underpinnings of our economy, especially when it comes to transportation. GCC analyzed the bill to understand how these investments could impact GHG emissions and climate goals.

  • Op-ed: Mark Rupp: "Infrastructure funding offers unprecedented resilience opportunity"
    In a new op-ed published in American City and County, GCC Adaptation Program Director Mark Rupp writes that even as lawmakers emphasize that $47 billion of the funding is slated for resilience-focused programs, the entire $1.2 trillion law can and should be viewed and applied through a resilience lens.

  • Resilience partnership in Louisiana's Region 7 Watershed
    Guided by a local project work group, GCC and the Capital Region Planning Commission are working to support Louisiana's Region 7 Watershed communities, protecting people from flood risks and promoting resilient, affordable housing.

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Issue Brief: Estimating the Greenhouse Gas Impacts of IIJA
The bipartisan federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act represents a historic investment in the underpinnings of our economy, especially when it comes to transportation. GCC analyzed the bill to understand how these investments could help or hinder state and federal GHG reduction goals.

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