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 to live, work, and enjoy.

The initial 14 members of CC4CA are:

  • Boulder County
  • City of Fort Collins
  • City of Westminster
  • City of Boulder
  • Eagle County
  • Summit County
  • City of Lafayette
  • City of Golden
  • Pitkin County
  • San Miguel County
  • City of Aspen
  • Town of Vail
  • Town of Telluride
  • Town of Mountain Village

Already, the coalition represents more than one-eighth of all Coloradans, and additional local governments are considering whether to join CC4CA.

CC4CA is guided by a steering committee of representatives from its members. The local governments in the coalition approved in November 2016, by unanimous consent, a policy agenda of priorities to guide CC4CA's advocacy efforts in 2016 and 2017. A policy committee works within the framework of those policy priorities to direct the implementation of all CC4CA advocacy efforts.

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 coalition is administered by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, a nonprofit group with 13 years of experience working in partnership with Colorado local governments on climate change policy.

 

More information:

A general description of CC4CA

A prospectus for local governments considering joining CC4CA

The CC4CA policy priorities for 2016-2017.

The 2017 General Assembly bill list maintained by Frontline Public Affairs for CC4CA, on the status of bills being followed by the coalition.

The May 25, 2016, news release announcing the launch of CC4CA

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

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