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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.

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.

Transportation and Climate Initiative Listening Session Summary Report Now Available
November 14, 2018
A report summarizing the public input received at six Transportation and Climate Initiative Listening Sessions is now available.

Collective State Comments on Proposed Repeal and Replacement of the Clean Power Plan
October 31, 2018
Leaders of environmental and energy agencies from a bipartisan group of states have repeatedly opposed the Trump Administration’s efforts to repeal and replace the Clean Power Plan and called for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement a program that will meaningfully reduce carbon emissions from the power sector, as required by the Clean Air Act.

14 States Submit Joint Comments Opposing Clean Power Plan Replacement
October 31, 2018
A bipartisan group of environmental and energy agency leaders from 14 states today submitted joint comments opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed replacement of the Clean Power Plan, expressing concern for citizen's health and the urgent need for climate action.