Why Climate Action?
We’re facing a climate emergency and need to act; business-as-usual operations are not responsive to the emergency. Climate change is evident in Aspen—we are seeing impacts such as warmer temperatures, shifting rain and snow patterns, and more precipitation arriving as rain rather than snow. As a community that relies on its environment as part of its appeal for recreation and tourism, climate change has far-reaching implications.
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The Aspen Sustainability Action Plan (PDF) is our roadmap to our achieving our community’s climate goals. We will measure our success by seeing year-over-year reductions in our emissions inventories and by accomplishing action items, which will be reported in annual sustainability reports.
- We know the “what” – we need the community’s guidance on the “how.” While the key areas for high-impact climate action are clear, we need the community's input on how we build programs, offer support, provide resources, and change policies.
- Regional collaboration is key. Greenhouse gas emissions know no boundaries. The Roaring Fork Valley has both unique challenges and opportunities we’ll need to tackle as a region to be successful.
- We need to work fast and smart. We are facing a climate crisis, and we need to work quickly to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Simultaneously, we need to ensure that our progress is driven thoughtfully, intelligently and leaves no one behind.
- Incorporate adaptation and resilience. As the City adjusts to new climate realities facing the Roaring Fork Valley, we look to solutions that will strengthen our local and regional environment and prepare us to bounce forward when faced with climate change impacts.