While we’ll all celebrate the end of 2020 on January 1st, we must hit the ground running to reshape our world to ensure the system transformation we need in 2021. Colorado’s leaders must show up in big ways and come through on their promises for bold climate action that actually keep fossil fuels in the ground and bring about decarbonization in time.
Written by Marie VennerAwareness is rising in Colorado and nationally that the system we have is not the one we need. We can do much better than settling for 70% dirty energy, continued handouts to wealthy Wall Street monopolies, destruction of the land we are committed to protect and the ability of all to thrive..
Last year, legislation was passed in Colorado to begin addressing Colorado’s contribution to the climate crisis and curbing emissions that not only contribute to climate change, but also adversely impact air quality and contribute pollution harmful to respiratory health. The proposed Colorado GHG Reduction Roadmap released on Sept. 30th is a start, but to achieve the goals of HB 19-1261 and eventually more aggressive goals that climate science and justice demand, more specific policies and enforcement will be needed.