Colorado Communities for Climate Action

Colorado Communities for Climate Action is a new coalition of local governments, launched in 2016, that advocates for state and federal policies to protect Colorado’s climate for current and future generations.

The state and federal actions CC4CA seeks are needed to complement the strong local climate actions CC4CA members already have underway, to keep Colorado a special place to live, to work, to enjoy. The local governments in CC4CA have discovered that their local actions, by themselves, cannot do enough to protect their communities from a changing climate, and that it is necessary for them to work together to bring about the framework of state and federal actions that must be combined with local actions.

CC4CA, originally administered by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, effectively took the place of the earlier Colorado Climate Network, which also was a RMCO program. CC4CA now is a free-standing entity organized as an association of local governments, with RMCO continuing to provide expert and administrative support. CC4CA has its own, separate website, where more information on the coalition, its members, and its activities can be found.

Already, the coalition represents more than one-seventh of all Coloradans. The current 34 members of CC4CA are Aspen, Avon, Basalt, Boulder, Boulder County, Breckenridge, Broomfield, Carbondale, Clear Creek County, Crested Butte, Dillon, Eagle County, Erie, Fort Collins, Fraser, Frisco, Gilpin County, Glenwood Springs, Golden, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Lyons, Mountain Village, Nederland, Pitkin County, Ridgway, Salida, San Miguel County, Summit County, Telluride, Vail, and Westminster.