Communities in Colorado are taking bold climate action.
Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL
3 Pillars of Climate Action
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly
The Climate Action Plan to Reduce Pollution sets science-based targets of reducing statewide greenhouse gas pollution 26% by 2025, 50% in 2030, and 90% by 2050 from 2005 levels.
Help communities adapt and increase resilience
Empower state, regional, local, and community leaders to understand risks from natural hazards and ecosystem shifts in order to reimagine Colorado’s built environment, embrace new economic opportunities, and encourage immediate, collective action.
Mitigate and adapt in an equitable way
Build a culture of diversity, inclusivity, and equity into collaborative decision-making processes that fosters holistic climate action by centering the voices, needs, assets, and insights of disproportionately impacted communities.
Colorado is forward-thinking.
It is dynamic. It is bold.
And it is courageous.
– Governor Jared Polis
Climate Change Impacts People Now
Colorado is a spectacular, vibrant, and economically diverse state with much to offer residents and visitors alike.
Protecting Colorado’s way of life means doing our part to mitigate and adapt to climate change by swiftly adopting renewable energy, protecting the health of our communities, creating good-paying jobs, and strengthening our economy.
Our mountains, rivers, and trails are world-renowned; as are our laboratories, breweries, universities, and agricultural products. Yet the Colorado that we know and love already faces real challenges with a changing climate. Colorado's response to this global challenge is an opportunity to drive economic development, improve public health and air quality, preserve our natural resources, and strengthen our communities.
Protecting Colorado's way of life means doing our part to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Collaborative solutions are needed to face climate change challenges and preserve human and animal life.