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Citizen Advisory Committee – Citizen Advisory Committee

In April, City Council passed a Resolution calling for an ad hoc citizen advisory committee to develop, for City Council’s consideration, and updated Climate Action Plan that described the steps our community will need to take to achieve community-wide GHG reduction goals of:

  • 20% below 2005 levels by 2020
  • 80% below 2005 levels by 2030
  • 100% below 2005 levels by 2020 (Carbon neutral)

Climate Action Plan Citizen Advisory Committee Members (PDF)
CAC Guiding Principles

Meetings

June 12, 2014
Agenda (PDF)
Presentations/Documents

July 23, 2014; 5;30 – 9:00 p.m., 215 N. Mason
Agenda (PDF)
Presentations/Documents

August 27, 2014; 5;30 – 9:00 p.m., 215 N. Mason
Agenda (PDF)
Presentations/Documents

September 18, 2014; 5;30 – 9:00 p.m., 215 N. Mason
Agenda (PDF)
Presentations/Documents

October 9, 2014; 5:30 – 9 p.m., 215 N. Mason
Agenda (PDF)
Presentation/Documents

November 20, 2014; 5:30 - 9 p.m., 215 N. Mason
Agenda (PDF)   

Local Climate Impacts

Fort Collins Extreme Heat Report (PDF)
According to the National Weather Service, extreme heat killed more Americans in the last decade than any other weather-related event. The City of Fort Collins commissioned the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization to prepare a study to analyze climate model predictions for future heat impacts in Fort Collins specifically. The study finds the Fort Collins experienced twice as many 90-degree days in the past 14 years than in the previous 39 years. This is a wakeup call for how the City will need to adapt to impacts from increased heat including impacts to water quality and quantity, elevated wildfire risk, worsening air quality, and increased energy use for cooling purposes.

Fort Collins Climate Change Primer (PDF)
This document was compiled by the GEOS Institute to support climate change adaptation planning for Fort Collins City departments.