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...

COP25: GCC and U.S. subnational leaders head to Madrid

Georgetown Climate Center is supporting U.S. state and local government officials’ participation in the UNFCC COP25, happening now through December 13 in Madrid, Spain. Learn more about U.S. subnational presence at the COP, as well as events sponsored by GCC and partners that feature state, local, tribal, and regional leadership. Learn more...

Georgetown Climate Center welcomes Bill Gates for energy and climate discussion

On Tuesday, September 10, the Georgetown Climate Center was pleased to welcome technologist, investor, and philanthropist Bill Gates to the Georgetown Law campus for a discussion with a panel of leaders from academia, civil society, finance, industry, policy, and technology. Read more...

GCC's Vicki Arroyo testifies before U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, GCC Executive Director Vicki Arroyo testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the role of transportation in contributing to climate change and the importance of increased investment in low-carbon, more resilient transportation systems to withstand climate change impacts. 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...

Featured Content

  • Developing a Managed Retreat Toolkit
    GCC is partnering with leading experts and stakeholders to develop a toolkit for states and communities considering voluntary managed retreat as a strategy to protect people, structures, infrastructure, and ecosystems from climate impacts. The toolkit will include legal and policy tools and case studies featuring best and emerging practices from states and communities affected by sea-level rise, flooding, and land loss.

  • Developing an Equitable Adaptation Toolkit
    Two of the biggest challenges facing the United States are the social inequalities that put the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations at risk, and climate change. To help communities address these challenges, the Georgetown Climate Center is partnering with leading experts to develop an Equitable Adaptation Legal and Policy Toolkit.

  • 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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Nine States and D.C. to Design Regional Approach to Cap Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Transportation
A coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia today announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest proceeds from the program into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure. States aim to complete design process before end of 2019.

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