Three yellow and orange aspen leaves.
Fall Leaves Aspen leaves displaying beautiful fall color in Telluride, Colorado. © Todd Warnke


Healthy Colorado Initiative Response to GHG Pollution Reduction Roadmap Release

  • Lindsay Schlageter
    The Nature Conservancy

The Healthy Colorado Initiative, a multi-year partnership between the Colorado Forum and The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, responds to the recent release of the Colorado Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap.  

Quote from Gail Klapper, President, The Colorado Forum

“We welcome the release of Colorado’s climate roadmap.  We were honored that the State has valued the input of the business and environmental communities through the Healthy Colorado Initiative on how to work toward economically feasible solutions.  Leaders from across Colorado recognize the urgent need to address climate change and the impacts we are already experiencing to our state’s economy and public health. Colorado must have a plan in place to quickly make progress toward meeting our pollution reduction goals. We look forward to collaborating with the Governor, the Energy Office, the Department of Public Health and the Environment, and Colorado leaders to advance solutions to our climate challenge.”

Quote from Carlos Fernandez, Colorado State Director, The Nature Conservancy

“The climate crisis is impacting not only our natural resources, but the people and communities that make our state so special. The release of the climate roadmap is an important moment for our state and sets the framework for climate action going forward. Now, more than ever, we must work with the Governor, the state legislature and the people of Colorado to adopt policies aimed at achieving Colorado’s science-based climate goals in an equitable way.”

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