Past Highlights Events

GCC hosts interdisciplinary convening exploring managed retreat as a strategy for community adaptation
March 28, 2019
State, local, and federal representatives came together with the Georgetown Climate Center, Georgetown faculty, and other experts for a two-day workshop on managed retreat, hosted by GCC on March 28-29, 2019. Managed retreat — or relocating communities away from vulnerable coastal areas — is one strategy that state and local governments are considering to address the impacts of sea-level rise on coastal communities, residents, and ecosystems. Participants shared their work on coastal adaptation, and discussed the challenges that policymakers face as they work to address increasing climate impacts in coastal communities.

The UN's Patricia Espinosa Discussed Climate Change at Georgetown
February 23, 2017
Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, joined the Center's Vicki Arroyo and other experts in a discussion about climate change at Georgetown University.

Learn Lessons from Some of the Nation's Leading Regional Climate Collaborations 
January 18, 2017
A new Georgetown Climate Center report, Lessons in Regional Resilience, 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. Watch leaders from regional collaboratives discuss what is working well, and learn more about the Georgetown report.

Get an Insider's View Following Oral Arguments in the Clean Power Plan Case
September 28, 2016
Hear directly from litigants in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals case challenging the Obama Administration's signature climate change action. This event will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, the day after oral argument before an en banc panel of judges at the D.C. Circuit.

Sustainable Infrastructure in an Uncertain Climate
April 11, 2016

What's Next for Climate Action After COP21
December 18, 2015
At a Washington DC event hosted by The New Republic Wednesday, Georgetown Climate Center Executive Director Vicki Arroyo discussed the significance of the Paris Agreement, shared examples of subnational leadership from...

Georgetown at the U.N Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21)
November 24, 2015
During COP21, Georgetown hosted, coordinated, and participated in events on U.S.-China cooperation and North American state and provincial leadership on climate change. The actions of states, cities, and other...

Threat-Multiplier: Exploring the National Security Law and Policy Implications of Climate Change
March 20, 2015
Leading national security experts recently engaged in a dialogue about national security threats posed by climate change at Georgetown Law. The March 20 event featured a keynote address by Alice Hill, senior director...

Senate Briefing: State Views on Implementing the Clean Power Plan
March 10, 2015
State leaders from Minnesota, Colorado, New York, and Washington discussed how their states are already reducing carbon pollution in the power sector at a U.S. Senate briefing, demonstrating different strategies that...

Clean Power Plan Implementation: A State, Power Company, and NGO Dialogue
March 10, 2015
The Georgetown Climate Center hosted its fifth dialogue among states, power companies, and NGOs recently to explore options for compliance under the Clean Power Plan, which will be finalized this summer.

Participants at the March 10 meeting reviewed key findings from recent modeling efforts and discussed different approaches that states could take to develop compliance plans. The agenda focused on opportunities, in either a rate- or mass-based context, for states to develop individual state plans that would leave open the option of interstate trading.