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Climate Mobilization Action Plan (CMAP)

City of Boulder Department of Climate Inititatives

CMAP Overview

This community-centered process will result in a new climate strategy in response to renewed climate urgency. This strategy is called the Climate Mobilization Action Plan, or CMAP. Fully addressing climate change will require immediate, system-scale action to create an equitable future, rapidly reduce emissions and accelerate technological innovation. The city sees equity and resilience as core considerations of climate programs and policies:

  • Energy Systems:  What’s the next frontier of innovation in how we power our lives through sustainable, renewable energy resources?  
  • Regenerative Ecosystems:   How can ecosystem stewardship help to recapture and drawdown carbon from the atmosphere?   
  • Circular Materials Economy:   How can we go beyond our recycle-compost-landfill approach to create a closed loop of goods and services in which nothing goes to waste?  
  • Land Use:   How do our land use decisions impact our energy use and emissions?  How can we design communities to reduce consumption of all resources?   
  • Financial Systems: How can our financial choices—where our money is invested, who provides our financial services, what types of products and services we buy—help drive innovation and rapid transition to a renewable, sustainable society?   

CMAP Update

Boulder's summer 2020 ecosystems actions photo of a gardenJune 2020

As we face additional challenges related to COVID-19, the city is working to push our important climate work forward. In this new context, mobilizing our community to act remains at the heart of CMAP. 

The city is promoting actions that will address immediate community needs and align with climate targets

There are things we can do together that address immediate community needs and sync with our climate goals. In our current context, this is a key opportunity for our community to align climate action with economic relief, community preparedness to apply for federal recovery funds, workforce development, public health and the material needs of vulnerable community members, while keeping equity and resilience at the center of the work.

There are many opportunities for the community to engage in this process, now and in the future across the focus areas. In July, we’re focusing on actions we can take to sustain ecosystems, the life-supporting landscapes that we love in and around Boulder. Learn more about these projects and how you can participate.


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