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GCC welcomes Mark Rupp as new Adaptation Program Director
January 19, 2022
The Georgetown Climate Center is delighted to welcome Mark Rupp as our new Adaptation Program Director. Mark will lead GCC’s adaptation team, and provide strategic direction for its work in support of resilience,...

GCC welcomes Mark Rupp as new Adaptation Program Director
January 19, 2022
The Georgetown Climate Center is delighted to welcome Mark Rupp as our new Adaptation Program Director. Mark will lead GCC’s adaptation team, and provide strategic direction for its work in support of resilience,...

Issue Brief: Estimating the Greenhouse Gas Impact of Federal Infrastructure Investments in the IIJA
December 16, 2021
Executive Summary By any measure, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA),[ref title=""]Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, H.R. 3684, 117th Congress (2021)...

Evaluation and Development of Regional Infrastructure for Vehicle Electrification (E-DRIVE)
October 15, 2021
The Evaluation and Development of Regional Infrastructure for Vehicle Electrification (E-DRIVE) is a user-friendly analytical tool that supports the planning of electric vehicle (EV) fast charging infrastructure...

Regional EV Charging Infrastructure Location Identification Toolkit (ILIT)
August 17, 2021
The Regional EV Charging Infrastructure Location Identification Toolkit for the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast states provides resources to support state and local government planning for more equitable and informed investments in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

Community-Informed Heat Relief: Policy Options for Addressing Urban Extreme Heat in High-Risk Communities
June 30, 2021
Extreme heat causes more deaths than any other weather-related hazard. This public health threat will only worsen as climate change leads to more frequent and intense heat waves — especially in cities, which often...

Level Up Audio Project - Season 2 Now Available!
June 1, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 9 produced the Level Up Audio Project to share stories, case studies, and best practices to inspire hazard mitigation action and strengthen our community of hazard...

Kate Zyla returns to Georgetown Climate Center as Executive Director
May 3, 2021
The Georgetown Climate Center today announced that Kathryn (Kate) Zyla has been named GCC’s new Executive Director. The new role represents a homecoming for Zyla, who was GCC’s Deputy Director before joining the staff of Energy Foundation in 2018.

New report from Georgetown Climate Center and M.J. Bradley & Associates shows opportunity for strategic federal investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure
March 18, 2021
The electrification of cars, trucks, and buses is an important strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollution, and can lead to cleaner air and healthier communities. As federal policymakers...

Report: Building housing security and climate resilience through community land trusts
January 29, 2021
Housing insecurity and the impacts of climate change are interrelated issues increasingly affecting cities across the United States. The communities most significantly burdened by housing costs and housing instability...