More information on CC4CA and climate change in Colorado.

CC4CA news releases and statements

CC4CA release on local officials’ letter to Governor Hickenlooper on implementation of his climate goals. On July 19, 2017, CC4CA initiated a letter from 75 local elected officials to the governor, offering to work with him and his administration on concrete actions to achieve the new state climate goals he had set the week before.

CC4CA release on Governor Hickenlooper’s climate announcement. In July 2017, CC4CA issued a news release, applauding an announcement by Governor Hickenlooper on state climate actions.

CC4A letter on emissions inventory. In July 2017, CC4CA sent a letter to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, requesting an update of the state government’s inventory and forecast of heat-trapping emissions

CC4CA comments on VW settlement. In November 2016, CC4CA submitted comments to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, urging that state funds from the court settlement of Volkswagen and Audi cheating on vehicle emission standards be used for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations and for the replacement of older fossil‐fueled school, shuttle, and transit buses with electric buses.

CC4CA comments on EPA clean energy incentives program. In July 2016, CC4CA submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, supporting credits for local energy efficiency and renewable programs in determining compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

News release on the launch of Colorado Communities for Climate Action. In May 2016, CC4CA issued a news release announcing the launch of the new organization.

Other CC4CA documents

CC4CA description. A one-page summary of Colorado Communities for Climate Action.

CC4CA prospectus. Information for local governments considering joining our coalition.

CC4CA accomplishments. A summary of what CC4CA has done in our first year.

CC4CA policy agenda for 2016-2017. A full listing of the policy positions, agreed to by unanimous consent among CC4CA members, for which the coalition is now advocating.

Our supporting team

The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, the nonprofit organization which administers CC4CA for its members.

Frontline Public Affairs, the firm which represents CC4CA in lobbying and government relations with the state government.

References for additional information

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Greenhouse Gas Inventory – 2014 Update.

Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study (2015), a report by University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University to the Colorado Energy Office.

Climate Change in Colorado: A Synthesis to Support Water Resources Management and Adaptation (2014), a report by Western Water Assessment, University of Colorado Boulder, to the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and supplemental information (available here) with full climate projections.

AAAS Climate Science Panel, American Association for the Advancement of Science, What We Know: The Reality, Risks, and Response to Climate Change (2014).

Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment (2013).

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