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Climate Action Stakeholder Process

The Denver Climate Action Task Force will develop a plan to strengthen Denver’s work to address climate change equitably in the following critical areas:  Buildings, Transportation, 100% Renewable Electricity, Industrial Energy Use, Consumption Emissions, Resiliency/Adaptation.

 

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.

·       Review goals, current work, and gaps

·       Recommend the policies and solutions needed to meet the goals equitably

·       Recommend investment opportunities

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.  For additional details on all aspects of the Climate Action Stakeholder Process see the dropdowns below.

The Denver Climate Action Task Force will develop a plan to strengthen Denver’s work to address climate change equitably in the following critical areas:

  • Buildings
  • Transportation
  • 100% Renewable Electricity
  • Industrial Energy Use
  • Consumption Emissions
  • Resiliency/Adaptation

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.

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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.  

All meetings are open to public observers.  Agendas and any presentations will be posted in advance. Meeting notes will be posted after each meeting.

·       January 16th | 8:30am - 12:30pm | The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St. | Meeting Agenda

·       January 30th  | 8:00-11:00am -or- 1:30-4:30pm. Location TBD

·       February 6th | 8:00-11:00am -or- 1:30-4:30pm  | Location TBD

·       February 20th | 8:00-11:00am | Location TBD

·       March 5th | 1:30-4:30pm | The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St.

·       March 12th | 8:00-11:00am | The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St.

·       March 19th  | 1:30-4:30pm | The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St.

·       April 9th | 8:00-11:00am | The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St.

·       April 23rd | 8:00-11:00am | The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St.

·       May 7th | 1:30-4:30pm | The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St.

·       May 14th | 8:00-11:00am | The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St.

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 an investment strategy to fill those gaps, analyze funding needs, and agree on a revenue source to fill any funding gaps. 

We received over 260 applications to join the task force. The Climate Action Task Force members are as follows.  We are still confirming with two potential task force members that they are available to serve.  Here are the 25 who are confirmed:

Brandon Rietheimer, Resilient Denver

Dominique Gomez, Salazar Center for North American Conservation

Emily Gedeon, Sierra Club - Colorado

Eugene Downing, New Hope Baptist Church

Frank Locantore, Colfax Ave BID

George E. Ware, Community Member

Jackie Bouvier, Santa Fe BID

Jasmin Barco, Eco-Cycle

Jennifer Gremmert, Energy Outreach Colorado

Jessica Goad, Conservation Colorado

Jon Buerge, Urban Villages / LoDo District / Downtown BID

Kathie A Barstnar, NAIOP Colorado, the Commercial Real Estate Association

Kelly Shanley, Student Advocate, Community College of Denver

Laura Zaspel, Serendipity Catering

Lori Pace, Denver Metro Association of Realtors

Mike Kruger, Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA)

Naomi Amaha, Denver Streets Partnership

Patricia G Iwasaki, Metro/NorthEast Denver

Piep van Heuven, Bicycle Colorado

Rhiannon Duryea, Denver Area Labor Federation

Sam Knaizer, BPX Energy, BP America

Sebastian Andrews, Youth Sustainability Board, environmentally concerned youth of Denver

Thomas Riggle, Resilient Denver

Tyler Smith, Xcel Energy

Veronica Booz, Green Valley Ranch/KIPP Colorado Schools

The City and the task force will develop and implement a broad community engagement strategy to inform the task force’s work.  Community engagement meetings will occur on weekends and evenings in addition to business hours to enable everyone to participate.

 
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