What is the City's Commitment to Climate Action?
In March of 2015 our City Council unanimously adopted the following accelerated climate action goals for our community:
- 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2020
- 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2030
- Carbon neutral by 2050
Our community plays an important role in implementing our Climate Action Plan and we are excited to collaboratively take action for the health of our community, environment and economy.
Climate Action Plan Dashboard
Tracking key sources of greenhouse gas emissions, the Fort Collins Climate Action Plan Dashboard provides a snapshot of the community’s progress toward our climate action goals.
Innovate Fort Collins Innovation Summit
The City of Fort Collins will host an Innovation Summit to brainstorm challenges and opportunities associated with achieving the community’s Climate Action Plan Goals. Areas of focus will be energy, waste materials, transportation and behavior change. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Roger Firestien of the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo. Space is limited so registration is required.
February 12, 2018
1 – 4:30 p.m.
The Elizabeth Hotel
111 Chestnut St.
Fort Collins, CO
New CAC Member Announcement
We are excited to announce the 12 newest members of our Community Advisory Committee:
Jim Beers, Former Communications Professional for CSU
Evelyn Carpenter, Solas Energy Consulting
Todd Dangerfield, Downtown Development Authority
Scott Denning, Colorado State University
Bob Gowing, Apex Engineering
Lisa Leveilee, Wells Fargo
Sheble McConnellogue, Northern Colorado Clean Cities
Molly McLaughlin, CSU student
Dawn Paepke, Kaiser Permanente
Todd Parker, Brinkman Development
Jean Runyon, Front Range Community College
Bruno Sobral, One Health Institute, CSU
Thanks to everyone who took the time to apply!
Carbon Sequestration Report
In 2016/2017, the City of Fort Collins commissioned a study to evaluate the potential of Fort Collins lands to reduce or offset the City’s greenhouse gas emissions. The study looked at current land management practices and related carbon sequestration potential, as well as additional actions the City could take to help meet its climate goals. The City is reviewing the study’s recommendations for possible implementation.
Fort Collins Honored with International Award for Climate Action
On December 5th, the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards named Fort Collins and Mexico City the winners of the Cities4Action Award for their Climate Action Plans. Fort Collins was the smallest city selected by C40 and Bloomberg and the panel cited how Fort Collins has demonstrated that cities of any size can lead by example.
2016 Municipal Carbon Inventory Report
Our municipal government has achieved a 12% reduction in carbon emissions while adding square footage and staff.
State, Regional, National and Global Affiliated Organizations
- Compact of Colorado Communities
- Colorado Communities for Climate Action (CC4CA)
- Western Area Adaptation Alliance
- Climate Mayors (formerly Mayor’s National Climate Action Agenda)
- International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
- Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (formerly the Compact of Mayors)