The Transportation and Climate Initiative: Multi-State Collaboration to Advance Equitable Low-Carbon Transportation
James Bradbury, PhD
Mitigation Program Director, Georgetown Climate Center, Georgetown University Law Center
Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation account for about 28 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. As we work together to address the profound climate crisis, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s new speaker series, Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System, is exploring how to transition to a low-/no-carbon transportation system—one that enables disadvantaged communities to gain access to mobility, jobs, and economic opportunity.
James Bradbury, PhD, mitigation program director of Georgetown Climate Center at Georgetown University Law Center, presented "The Transportation and Climate Initiative: Multi-State Collaboration to Advance Equitable Low-Carbon Transportation" as part of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s 2021 thought leadership series, Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System, on August 3, 2021.
About the Speaker
James Bradbury, PhD, is the Mitigation Program Director for the Georgetown Climate Center. He oversees the Climate Center’s work in support of state efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, through facilitation, convening, and analysis. Bradbury also manages the Transportation and Climate Initiative, a collaboration among 13 Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeastern states and the District of Columbia to reduce emissions from the transportation sector.
Bradbury has 15 years of experience working to advance climate and clean energy policies at the federal and state levels. He previously served as Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy, Senior Associate at the World Resources Institute, and as a Senior Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill for U.S. Representative Jay Inslee.
Bradbury holds a PhD in Geosciences from UMass Amherst, a MS in Hydrology from the University of New Hampshire, and a BA in Geology from Colorado College.