The Denver Climate Action Task Force will develop make recommendations to strengthen Denver’s work to address climate change equitably in the following critical areas:
- 100% Renewable Electricity
- Industrial Energy Use
- Consumption Emissions
The task force will do their work by engaging experts, interested stakeholders, and a wide range of community members in the process.
The task force will:
Engage Denver’s communities in defining goals, gaps, solutions, and investment opportunities.
- Engage networks of each member to inform and support their work.
- Support the City in developing and implementing a broader community engagement strategy that informs their work.
Review goals, current work, and gaps
- Review and update the City’s goals in the 80x50 Climate Action plan to align with the latest climate science.
- Review current climate work by the Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency so that the task force outcomes build upon this strong foundation.
- Review the gaps between current work and what is necessary to achieve the goals equitably and to begin work on climate resiliency.
Recommend the policies and solutions needed to meet the goals equitably
- Define where policies and requirements are necessary to close the gap to achieving scientifically informed goals.
- Develop a set of high-level solutions and strategies (e.g. marketing, training, incentives) that the City must implement to support our community and enable the passage of equitable policies.
Recommend investment opportunities
- Determine the level of funding that is needed to implement the proposed policies and solutions.
- Select one or more revenue sources to fill any agreed upon funding gap.
The science of climate change is changing quickly. While the task force’s work will aim to bring Denver into line with the latest science, the City will frequently evolve goals, plans and policies to keep pace in the future.
The task force will complete their work by May of 2020.