Achieving Boulder's sustainability goals requires working with partners in the community as well as beyond the city's borders at the regional, state and national levels. The regional sustainability coordinator leads targeted efforts with key institutional partners to advance sustainability initiatives based on annual work program priorities. The coordinator serves a central role in work related to Boulder's Energy Future.
Key Priorities for the Coming Years
As the climate changes, so must Boulder. To effectively address the challenges that a changing climate will bring, climate adaptation and mitigation policies to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions must complement each other.
Boulder’s ability to manage its climate risks through adaptation depends on a number of critical factors, including its baseline and projected economic resources, technologies, infrastructure, institutional support and effective governance, public awareness, access to the best available scientific information, sustainably-managed natural resources, and equity in access to these resources. Boulder will summarize the best known science on climate change impacts to assess vulnerability and outline possible solutions that can be implemented within the city and across the region to promote resiliency.