November 3, 2022

Climate Action Plan sector working groups developing gap analysis

From Susie Romig, Steamboat Pilot and Today

The five sector working groups under the umbrella of the Routt County Climate Action Plan Collaborative Board are being finalized this month and include more than 50 local and industry expert volunteers.

The working groups currently are conducting a gap analysis to prioritize recommended actions to help leaders move forward with specific measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the county. The sector groups are soliciting input about what climate action items are in the works by the four municipalities and Routt County, which all adopted the Climate Action Plan by August 2021.

“Our focus is on getting people engaged with the CAP, knowing what’s in the plan and knowing why it matters,” board chair Beth Melton explained at the most recent Climate Action Plan meeting on Friday, Oct. 28, at Hayden Town Hall. “Education and communication are important roles.”

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