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.
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.
Colorado greenhouse gas inventory
Colorado Greenhouse Gas Inventory report
- 2019 Colorado Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
- 2014 inventory report update.
- Questions and answers to public comments on draft 2014 Colorado Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
Local studies on impacts of climate change
Modules used for 2014 report (the following links are Excel spreadsheets)