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Georgetown Climate Center welcomes Bill Gates for energy and climate discussion
September 10, 2019
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.

GCC's Vicki Arroyo testifies before U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
July 10, 2019
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...

Issue Brief: Final ACE Rule Raises State Concerns
July 2, 2019
On June 19, 2019, the Trump Administration released a final regulation—dubbed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule (ACE)—that repeals and replaces the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan. This issue brief, prepared...

States respond to release of final ACE rule, rollback of Clean Power Plan
June 19, 2019
On June 19, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump Administration announced a final regulation to be instituted in place of the Clean Power Plan, known as the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. Below are...

Georgetown Climate Center at the 2019 National Adaptation Forum
April 16, 2019
The 4th National Adaptation Forum took place April 23 - 25 in Madison, WI. Georgetown Climate Center staff will be lead several sessions and networking opportunities throughout the conference. This article gives an overview of the events at which GCC staff moderated and presented.

Developing an Equitable Adaptation Legal and Policy Toolkit
April 1, 2019
About the Challenge: Equity and Climate Impacts Two of the biggest challenges facing the United States are the social inequalities that put the health and well-being of our poorest populations at risk, and climate...

GCC hosts interdisciplinary convening exploring managed retreat as a strategy for community adaptation
March 29, 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.

Developing a Managed Retreat Toolkit
March 26, 2019
Given the growing threat of sea-level rise and the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, coastal communities are increasingly confronting difficult questions regarding how to address risks to existing and future coastal development and how to protect and preserve important coastal ecosystems. To address these challenges, state and local governments are beginning to develop and implement responses to future sea-level rise — including consideration of managed retreat as one adaptation strategy.

New Adaptation Clearinghouse portal for ASAP members -- Link your Accounts!
March 12, 2019
The Georgetown Climate Center and the American Society of Adaptation Planners (ASAP) are pleased to announce the launch of new web-based features that link two of the leading online resource providers for climate adaptation professionals: the ASAP member website and GCC's Adaptation Clearinghouse.

GCC Exec. Director Vicki Arroyo testifies before House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
March 5, 2019
View GCC Executive Director Vicki Arroyo's full testimony to the full House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for a hearing entitled "Examining How Federal Infrastructure Policy Could Help Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change."