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We provide a process and template for state and local leaders to begin building climate transition communities, launching and fostering dialogues, and nourishing individual and collective action on climate issues at the state and local level.

We use proven techniques to help stakeholders explore climate mitigation and adaptation strategies through culture change, policy and regulatory innovation, technological innovation and scaling, and education and outreach, all through a strong justice and equity lens.

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We are researchers, public and private decision-makers, and practitioners representing responsible and affected stakeholders across multiple economic sectors, academic disciplines, and human systems dedicated to addressing climate transitions worldwide at the state and local level.

We are using Colorado’s climate transition needs as a starting point for engagement. Colorado has a renewable energy mandate and emissions reduction goals, but its climate risks are largely driven by actions beyond state borders.

Urban, rural, and wilderness areas in Colorado are all vulnerable to climate change, as are critical economic sectors like energy, agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, real estate, and tourism. Colorado’s western slope is among the most rapidly warming areas in the U.S., and many parts of the state are experiencing an increased incidence of wildfires, water stress and other negative impacts.

While Colorado hosts leading research institutions producing results that can help inform climate transition decisions, the state lacks an independent convening entity to help build climate transition communities, launch and foster dialogues, create new and uncommon collaborations, and foster individual and collective action.

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The first step in working together is starting a dialogue.

Learn more about Colorado’s second Climate Transitions Dialogue taking place in Denver, CO Sept. 25-26, 2023.

The Climate Transitions Dialogue is co-hosted by Colorado State University’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability & the CSU Energy Institute.