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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 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."

Georgetown Climate Center celebrates 10th Anniversary
February 28, 2019
Georgetown Climate Center celebrates 10 years of progress and partnership

GCC convenes state-federal dialogue
February 22, 2019
On February 22, GCC convened officials from a dozen states representing all regions of the U.S. for a dialogue on evolving state-federal issues and what's next for state leadership on climate and clean energy.

Nine States and D.C. to Design Regional Approach to Cap Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Transportation
December 18, 2018
Transportation and Climate Initiative aims to complete design process for regional, low-carbon transportation policy before the end of 2019.

Georgetown Climate Center heads to Katowice, Poland for COP24
November 28, 2018
The Georgetown Climate Center will be taking part in the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP24), starting next week in Katowice, Poland. This year's

COP, running from December 3 through 14, represents a pivotal point in the follow-up to the 2015 Paris Agreement, with negotiators working to finalize the "Rulebook" that will govern how countries account for and report their emissions of climate-changing pollution.