Post Tagged with: "climate change"

GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT Washington, D.C. pledged to set standards for net-zero carbon buildings by 2050 and reduce waste sent to landfills by 2030 at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit.

DC Pledges to Mitigate Climate Change Effects at Summit

The Bowser administration announced its commitment to several new initiatives to combat climate change, including a transition toward zero waste and the development of net-zero carbon buildings, at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on Sept. 12-14. Represented at the San Francisco summit by Director of the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Solar Panels to Provide Half of Campus Energy

Georgetown University has partnered with Origis Energy USA to build a solar power system off campus that could provide nearly 50 percent of the campus’s electricity by the 2019-20 academic year. The agreement, announced Monday, aligns with the university’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Origis will install 105,000 solar[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 9 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu ( ) of California advocated action on climate change.

Congressman Lieu Urges Climate, Environmental Policy Action

Charlotte Allen is a staff writer for The Hoya. Now is the time to discuss climate change policy, according to Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (LAW ’94) of California. Lieu spoke at the Social, Economic and Financial Challenges in Energy Inclusion event in the Healey Family Student Center on Wednesday evening.[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Experts Stress Link Between Climate Change, Security

Experts Stress Link Between Climate Change, Security

States must understand the linkages between climate change and security to foster better cooperation in climate change efforts, according to five international affairs experts at a summit in Gaston Hall on April 6. The conference, organized by the Georgetown Initiative for Diplomatic Engagement and the School of Foreign Service, brought[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The custom apparel company Fresh Prints has a growing presence on Georgetown’s campus, employing students to help design clothing.

Former Energy Secretary Discusses Resource Security

Former Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham said that during the last 12 years, energy has become an increasingly important component of American and international society and politics in a lecture held March 23 at Lauinger Library. Abraham’s tenure as Secretary of Energy lasted from 2001 to 2005 under President George[Read More…]

by March 30, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top

VIEWPOINT: Protect EPA From Pruitt

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s confirmation last Friday as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency spells an ominous sign for the future of the agency. Pruitt’s official attorney general website boasts of his status as “a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda,” as is evident in his[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Professor Paasha Mahdavi, along with professors from UCLA, found that low gasoline taxes are hindering climate change progress.

Countries Fail to Curb Fossil Fuels

Governments are not discouraging fossil fuel consumption, according to Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy professor Paasha Mahdavi and University of California, Los Angeles professor Michael L. Ross in their paper “Nature Energy” published Jan. 9. The researchers analyzed global gasoline prices, taxes and subsidies in “Global Progress and[Read More…]

by January 26, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Anthropology Professor Mubbashir Rizvi, left, Refugees International Climate Displacement Program Manager Alice Thomas and Environmental Law Center attorney Sofia Yazykova urged immediate action to stop climate change.

Panel Urges Action on Climate Refugee Displacement

Immediate action must be taken to stop climate change in light of environmentally induced displacement of refugees, according to a panel discussion organized by the Environmental Futures Initiative in the Mortara Center on Monday. Program Director for the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship James Olsen, who is[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Tong Advocates Climate Action

Climate change is the greatest moral issue faced by humanity in modern history, according to Former President of Kiribati Anote Tong during a lecture hosted in Copley Formal Lounge on Oct. 17. Titled The Global Challenge of Climate-Induced Migration, the lecture was sponsored by the Global Futures Initiative, Georgetown Environment[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Panelists Discuss Climate Change’s Impact on Women

Georgetown students and alumni discussed the relative success of the most recent climate talks in Paris and climate change’s negative impact on women in a forum hosted by the Women’s Center in McShain Lounge on Thursday. Joelle Thomas (SFS ’10), a Masters of Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top