Gov. Jack Markell,...
We know that climate change is happening and that its impacts will affect all of us. In fact, we may have already passed a tipping point, and we are already seeing the increase in extreme storms, flooding, and droughts that scientists have long expected.
In Edinburgh, Scotland this week, Georgetown Climate Center Executive Director Vicki Arroyo took to the stage at the Global TED conference to stress the importance of planning to help our communities adapt to the climate changes that are coming.
While she emphasized that mitigating greenhouse gas emissions remains essential, she said we...
In June 2012, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development met in Rio de Janeiro to take stock of the progress achieved since the 1992 Earth Summit and to chart a new path for the future. In advance of the summit, the Georgetown Climate Center was joined by White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and numerous states and provinces to discuss sustainable activity happening in states, provinces, and regions across the U.S., Canada, Germany, and Brazil. The event was co-sponsored by the Province of Quebec's Washington Bureau.
Leading experts joined the Georgetown Climate Center for important discussions on government regulation, policies, and incentives as well as the role of green patents and technology transfers in global sustainability at this event, which was hosted by the Georgetown Climate Center and GIELR.
A detailed agenda for the event is below. The event was held at Georgetown Law.
9:15 A.M. Coffee & Check-In
9:45 A.M. Opening Remarks
Peter Byrne, Professor, Georgetown Law
Edith Brown Weiss, Professor, Georgetown Law
10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. Panel 1 • Government Regulation & Policies
Moderated by Vicki...
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument on February 28th and 29th in four cases where petitioners challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of greenhouse gases and related actions under the Clean Air Act.
The petitioners challenged EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases (GHGs) endanger public health and welfare, as well as GHG regulations “triggered” by that finding, specifically regulations for new motor vehicles in the “light duty vehicle rule” and for very large new and modified stationary sources in the “tailoring rule.” Taken together these regulatory actions represent EPA's response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Massachusetts v. EPA, where the court held that GHGs are...
The Georgetown Climate Center will provide two briefings this week to discuss its newly released pre-proposal backgrounder on the EPA's forthcoming performance standards for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The brief provides background information about the law and existing regulations and raises issues that states may want to consider in evaluating EPA’s forthcoming proposal.
On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Center is partnering with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to discuss the upcoming regulations. The briefing will provide background information about the law and existing regulations and highlight potential opportunities for...
This event, sponsored by the Heinrich Boll Foundation North America, will bring in leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss strategies for lowering emissions and gaining economic strength despite these constraints.
Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, will serve as the moderator for the event.
Speakers will address how smart industrial and energy policies provide opportunities for new jobs and more energy security. In addition, they will highlight how rural areas can generate tax revenue and opportunities for clean technologies by pursuing ambitious renewable energy strategies. The event will in particular focus on regions that rely heavily on energy intense industries and coal for power supply, and will emphasize...