Climate Change

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment created the Climate Change Unit in December 2019 to lead an ambitious effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to protect a livable climate.  The unit is responsible for conducting the statewide Greenhouse Gas Inventory, developing regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and engaging with stakeholders and communities responsible for conducting the statewide Greenhouse Gas Inventory, developing regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and engaging with stakeholders and communities Because health equity and environmental justice are top initiatives for the state, the unit will be keenly focused on working with communities disproportionately impacted by climate change and transitioning economies. 

Climate Change Unit Members
Unit members: Clay Clark-Climate Change Unit Supervisor, Josh Korth-Lead Technical Analyst, Tim Taylor-Planning Analyst/Rules Specialist, Lauren McDonell-Outreach Planner, Megan McCarthy-Air Quality Planner

Colorado GHG Pollution Reduction Roadmap

The Colorado Energy Office, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and other state agencies are working with a contractor, Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), to develop Colorado’s GHG Pollution Reduction Roadmap. The Roadmap will establish the 2005 GHG baseline, assess the effects of 2019 policy changes on meeting the state’s GHG pollution targets, and evaluate potential pathways toward the state's GHG pollution reduction goals. Please share your thoughts on policies or other strategies that can help Colorado meet our GHG pollution reduction goals HERE

State resources for local climate and energy efforts

COMING SOON!

For more information, please contact Lauren McDonell at 303-692-6461 or climatechange@state.co.us.

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