Colorado Communities for Climate Action

Colorado Communities for Climate Action is a new coalition of local governments that advocates for state and federal policies to protect Colorado’s climate for current and future generations. The state and federal actions CC4CA seeks are needed to complement the strong local climate actions CC4CA members already have underway, to keep Colorado a special place in which to live and work and to enjoy.

The initial 13 members of CC4CA are Boulder County, the City of Fort Collins, the City of Boulder, Eagle County, Summit County, the City of Lafayette, the City of Golden, Pitkin County, San Miguel County, the City of Aspen, the Town of Vail, the Town of Telluride, and the Town of Mountain Village. Already, the coalition represents one-ninth of all Coloradans, and additional local governments are expected to soon join CC4CA.

CC4CA is guided by a steering committee of representatives from its members, and administered by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, a nonprofit group with 12 years of experience working with Colorado local governments on climate change policy. The coalition has retained Frontline Public Affairs to represent it before the General Assembly and other state and federal departments and offices. Effective advocacy on climate matters at the state and federal levels is not possible without professional representation, and pooling resources through a statewide coalition is the most cost-effective way for local governments to achieve that professional representation.

The members of Colorado Communities for Climate Action approved in November 2016, by unanimous consent, a policy agenda of priorities to guide the coalition's advocacy efforts in 2016 and 2017. More details on CC4CA actions to implement particular items of the agenda will be posted here as those specific actions get underway.

Links

For more information see:

A general description of CC4CA

The May 25 news release announcing the launch of CC4CA

A prospectus for local governments considering joining CC4CA

 

For further information contact Tom Easley at
the Rocky Mountain
Climate Organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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