In August 2019, Mayor Hancock and Denver City Council announced a plan to strengthen Denver’s work to address climate change by launching a process to examine current climate work, identify gaps to achieve scientifically informed goals, develop a work plan to fill those gaps, analyze funding needs, and agree on a revenue source to fill any funding gaps.
To support this effort, we are recruiting a task force of 20-24 diverse community leaders. The Climate Action Task Force will undertake the charge of creating consensus in the Denver community around a work plan for scaling up climate work, the resources that are needed, and revenue mechanisms by May of 2020. Task force members will be asked to vet ideas with and speak for the community or organization they represent.
The application for the Climate Action Task Force closed on November 14th and we received over 260 applications. We are so pleased to have received such a fantastic response from our community. Thank you! We will be reviewing applications over the coming weeks and making selections for the 24 spots on the task force by mid-December. Task force meetings will begin in January 2020 and will be open to the public.
Follow the Task Force progress as they examine Denver’s current climate work, identify gaps to achieve scientifically informed goals, analyze funding needs, and engage experts, interested stakeholders, and a wide range of community members. Check back here for regular updates on the process.