Summit Community Climate Action Plan

The plan sets goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Summit County 50 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050, relative to a 2005 baseline. The plan also outlines recommended strategies to be pursued over the coming years to achieve those emissions reductions.



Summit Community Climate Action Plan

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Year Published: 2018

Published by: Breckenridge


The Summit Community Climate Action Plan was adopted by Summit Climate Action Collaborative member organizations, and all participating organizations dedicated staff time to participate in development and implementation of the policies, programs and initiatives identified in the plan.

Over a six-month timeframe, the collaborative developed recommended approaches for reducing locally generated GHG emissions, which were then modeled for their emissions-reduction potential. The collaborative solicited input from energy experts and the larger community. The CAP outlines strategies to reduce energy use in buildings, increase the supply of clean renewable energy and reduce emissions from the transportation and waste sectors.

Through the collaborative, the County and towns plan to work with Xcel Energy, Mountain Parks Electric and other community partners to jointly develop and implement plans, programs and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout Summit County. The collaborative approach is intended to maximize efficiency and coordination, minimize duplication of efforts and create a shared community roadmap for implementation that fosters a holistic evaluation of key opportunities across jurisdictions.