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Conectando los Puntos: Sinergias Entre la Adaptacion y la Mitigacion

Desde 2006, CCAP ha instado a las comunidades, empresas y legisladores a hacerse la pregunta del cambio climático respecto de cómo las decisiones de infraestructura, desarrollo de suelos, políticas e inversión afectan a las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI), así como a la vulnerabilidad o resiliencia al cambio climático. Ahora le invitamos a... continue reading »

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Connecting the Dots: Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies

Since 2006, CCAP has encouraged communities, companies and policymakers to Ask the Climate Question – How will infrastructure, land development, policy and investment decisions affect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and vulnerability or resilience to climate change impacts? We now challenge you to Connect the Dots between climate mitigation and climate adaptation, and implement policies and... continue reading »

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The President’s Climate Action Plan: Right on the Money

Last week President Obama announced a far-reaching Climate Action Plan that will support achievement of the U.S. commitment to reduce national carbon pollution in the range of 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 while redirecting our international development aid to foster clean energy choices in other countries. With the promised expeditious implementation of these measures, the President’s package will spur the reduction of carbon pollution from the power sector in the United States and provide new momentum to the international climate negotiations. continue reading »

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A Plan for the New Normal: The President’s Climate Action Plan Calls for Preparing the U.S. for the Impacts of Climate Change

On a hot and muggy, 90-degree day on the Georgetown University campus in Washington, DC President Obama announced his Climate Action Plan to the nation Tuesday. In addition to cutting carbon, CCAP applauds President Obama for placing climate resilience at the center of his three-part plan. Under the scorching sun, the president summarized recent weather events: continue reading »


Meeting Summary: Severe Weather & Critical Infrastructure Resilience: Washington, DC

On March 14, 2013, the District Department of the Environment, the District Office of Planning, and the Center for Clean Air Policy held a workshop centered on critical infrastructure resilience measures. The discussion aimed to shape future preparation efforts to ensure they reflect stakeholder knowledge, experience and priorities. It will be essential to continue assessing... continue reading »

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Sustainable DC Plan Targets Emissions and Climate Resilience

DC Mayor Vincent Gray released the Sustainable DC Plan on Feb. 20 that sets forth ambitious goals and metrics pertaining to climate and the environment. The 20-year program includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2032, and enhancing the resilience of DC infrastructure to climate change impacts. continue reading »

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CCAP Supports the STRONG Act to Strengthen Resiliency against Extreme Weather

As the eastern United States continues to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, Congress is working on a bill that would provide critical technical assistance to prepare for and respond to extreme weather events. Today, Senators John Kerry, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Frank R. Lautenberg introduced the STRONG Act, which builds upon existing efforts... continue reading »

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Extreme Weather Trends, Climate Science, and Public Opinion

The social, physical and economic devastation of Hurricane Sandy will be felt for many weeks and months to come. Sandy brought record precipitation and storm surge to the U.S. East Coast; more than 8 million households lost power and over 100 fatalities were reported. The latest estimates of economic losses range from $30 to $50 billion (Eqecat, IHS Global Insight). continue reading »


Weathering Climate Risks

Advancing Corporate and Community Resilience As the annual costs of severe weather events in the U.S. grow into the billions of dollars, companies and communities are examining how best to plan ahead to protect their assets and bolster their bottom line. CCAP encourages companies, communities and policymakers to: “Ask the Climate Question” How will infrastructure,... continue reading »

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Urban Heat and Climate Resilience: Beat the Heat!

As climate change is predicted to continue increasing global temperatures, the number of days of extreme heat and related weather phenomenon will likely increase. For instance, from June 28 through July 8 the east coast of the United States suffered the hottest heat wave on record, and these record high temperatures helped fuel the now... continue reading »

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Electric Utilities and Climate Resilience in the Toronto Region

How long can customers live with a power outage? Do recent severe weather trends represent the “new normal?” How will increased sea level rise and storm surge due to climate change affect power plant management and site selection? How will utilities manage the dual challenges of increasing demand for air conditioning and diminishing water availability... continue reading »

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Weathering Transportation Sector Climate Risks

CCAP and EESI are pleased to announce the release of our report , Climate Adaptation & Transportation: Identifying Information and Assistance Needs At a time when transportation agencies are faced with failing infrastructure and major budgetary constraints, the transportation sector is bearing significant losses from recent extreme weather events. With the National Climate Assessment assessing... continue reading »

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Is 20 the new 100?

Extreme weather trends and climate forecasts suggest so Welcome to spring and to the official launch of CCAP’s new blog, Weathering Climate Risks! We will focus on corporate and urban preparedness for extreme weather and climate change, emphasizing risk management, critical infrastructure and the economics of preparedness. On with today’s installment. It’s said that 60... continue reading »

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Finding the Millions to save the Billions on Highway 1

Louisiana officials and businesses are having a tough time finding the $371 million needed to elevate 10 miles of Louisiana Highway 1 to protect it from sinking land, rising sea level, heavier rainfall and storm surge, according to a story in today’s Washington Post (“As climate changes, Louisiana seeks to lift a highway”). The segment... continue reading »

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Senate Passes Transportation Bill that Helps Prepare Infrastructure for Severe Weather

CCAP applauds the Senate passage of the transportation bill, S. 1813, also known as MAP 21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act). MAP 21, which passed with bi-partisan support (74 – 22), contains important elements to enhance the efficiency of our transportation system that will help bolster the national economy, strengthen communities... continue reading »