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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...

GCC's Vicki Arroyo named by Biden-Harris Administration to be Associate Administrator for the U.S. EPA Office of Policy
January 21, 2021
We are delighted to share the news that Vicki Arroyo was sworn in Wednesday to serve in the Biden-Harris Administration as Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection...

America's Zero Carbon Action Plan unveils a roadmap to eliminating GHG emissions in the U.S. by 2050
November 3, 2020
What would it take for the United States to reach zero carbon emissions by 2050? America's Zero Carbon Action Plan (ZCAP), released last week, sets out to answer that question. Building on the U.N.'s Sustainable...

Developing GCC's Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit (Now Available)
July 29, 2020
  The Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit is now available. Access the toolkit here. The effects of climate change disproportionately affect overburdened and low-income people and...

GCC launches Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit
July 29, 2020
  Explore the Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit View the July 29 launch webinar recording View the launch presentation slides The impacts of climate change disproportionately affect...

Developing GCC's Managed Retreat Toolkit (Now Available)
July 15, 2020
Sea-level rise and increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events are leading many coastal communities to confront difficult questions about how best to protect people, infrastructure, and coastal ecosystems from the impacts of climate change. Communities and states are increasingly considering managed retreat – the voluntary movement and transition of communities and ecosystems away from vulnerable coastal areas – as a strategy for climate adaptation. GCC’s new Managed Retreat Toolkit will combine legal and policy tools, best and emerging practices, and case studies to support peer learning and decisionmaking around managed retreat and climate adaptation.

GCC launches Managed Retreat Toolkit
July 15, 2020
  Explore the Managed Retreat Toolkit Watch the July 29 launch webinar recording View the launch presentation slides Communities across the U.S. are facing urgent challenges from sea-level rise...

Georgetown Climate Center Joins FEMA Region IX in Announcing Level Up Audio Project
May 27, 2020
Storytelling works better than facts alone when motivating people to act. Stories allow people to form an emotional connection, to learn from other communities’ challenges and solutions, and to wonder, “How could...

Georgetown Climate Center and Capital Region Planning Commission launch innovative resilience partnership in Louisiana's Region 7 Watershed
May 11, 2020
The Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) and the Capital Region Planning Commission (CRPC) in Louisiana have launched an innovative partnership to support Louisiana communities in the state’s Region 7 Watershed in...

GCC hosts virtual roundtable to inform upcoming Equitable Adaptation Toolkit
March 19, 2020
GCC’s upcoming Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit (Equitable Adaptation 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.