Join GCC to launch the Managed Retreat Toolkit, July 15

Please join the Georgetown Climate Center on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT for a webinar to launch GCC’s new Managed Retreat Toolkit – the first comprehensive online resource for communities and states considering managed retreat as a strategy for climate adaptation. Register Now!

Join GCC for the Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit launch webinar

Please join the Georgetown Climate Center on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT for a webinar launching 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. Register Now!

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...

Featured Content

  • GCC's Managed Retreat Toolkit to be released July 15
    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.

  • GCC's Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit launches July 29
    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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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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