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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.

Georgetown Climate Center receives 2018 Climate and Energy Leadership Award from Metropolitan Council of Governments
October 10, 2018
Georgetown Climate Center Awarded 2018 Climate and Energy Leadership Award for convening Ward 7 Equity Advisory Group

Incoming Transportation Research Board Chair Vicki Arroyo leads discussion on resilience, sustainability, and path forward
October 10, 2018
At the 2018 Transportation Resilience Innovations Summit and Exchange (RISE) conference in Denver, Colorado, Vicki Arroyo led a conversation with stakeholders on ways the organization can integrate resilience and sustainability into their research and external outreach.

Ward 7 Equity Advisory Group presents community recommendations for climate action in the District of Columbia
September 13, 2018
On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Far Northeast Ward 7 Equity Advisory Group (EAG) gathered with community members to present recommendations for implementing DC's Climate Ready and Clean Energy Plans. Ward 7 includes neighborhoods in the District facing significant risks from climate change impacts.

Transportation and Climate Initiative Welcomes the Commonwealth of Virginia
September 12, 2018
Virginia joins regional coalition of states working for low-carbon transportation solutions