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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.

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

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.

State and Local Climate Leadership in the Trumpocene
October 18, 2017
In a special issue of the Carbon & Climate Law Review, Vicki Arroyo identifies steps that states and cities are taking that demonstrate their climate leadership in the face of the Trump Administration's assault on climate change policy.

Georgetown Climate Center Offers Guidance to Congress on Rebuilding Smarter in an Era of Climate Change
September 13, 2017
The Georgetown Climate Center's Jessica Grannis provided testimony to Congress this week, encouraging policymakers to help communities proactively prepare for climate changes and rebuild smarter with future climate change impacts in mind. She testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Sept. 13, 2017.

Georgetown Climate Center Launches Adaptation Equity Portal
March 30, 2017
The Georgetown Climate Center has launched an Adaptation Equity Portal within its Adaptation Clearinghouse to help communities develop policies that integrate social and environmental justice. The portal provides more than 200 resources that help identify ways to better protect the safety and livelihoods of those most affected by climate change.

Informing the Maryland Commission on Climate Change
January 31, 2017
The Georgetown Climate Center identifies issues that may be of interest to the Maryland Commission on Climate Change as it finalizes its November 2016 report on the status of Maryland’s climate change efforts and recommendations for legislative action, and develops its 2017 workplans.

Learn Lessons from Some of the Nation's Leading Regional Climate Collaborations 
January 10, 2017
A new Georgetown Climate Center report, Lessons in Regional Resilience, documents lessons learned from regional climate collaboratives, which are bringing together local governments and other stakeholders to coordinate climate change initiatives at a regional level. Watch leaders from regional collaboratives discuss what is working well and learn more about the Georgetown report.

New Report Highlights Adaptation Efforts in U.S. Communities
November 16, 2016
Communities across the nation are implementing innovative approaches to protect residents from the impacts of climate change, providing models and lessons that can be applied across the country according to a report released today by Abt Associates and The Kresge Foundation, which commissioned the report. The Georgetown Climate Center’s Vicki Arroyo and Jessica Grannis contributed to this report.

Georgetown Climate Center Report Captures and Shares Lessons Learned from the Rebuild by Design Resilience Projects Following Hurricane Sandy
November 14, 2016
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Obama administration, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, launched the innovative Rebuild by Design (RBD) competition, which sought to inspire affected communities to rebuild differently in ways that would enhance their physical, economic, social, and environmental resilience. This report, Rebuilding with Resilience, aims to capture and share lessons learned from the innovative process for developing the RBD proposals and the novel projects that were generated through this competition.