Climate Action Plan
On December 20, 2022, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners approved the first Jefferson County Climate Action Plan which was developed over a 12-month period. View the full Climate Action Plan in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF). For a short summary, view the Plan-At-A-Glance in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF).
Jefferson County is committed to equitable Climate Action Plan implementation. All residents and stakeholders are invited to share their feedback and stay involved to contribute to the plan implementation process.
Interested in Getting Involved?
A county-wide Climate Action Plan requires a collaborative effort. Jefferson County is committed to working with municipalities, the local business community, community organizations, and its residents.
We are actively looking for community partners – if you are a member of an organization or business interested in getting involved, or just a community member looking to stay informed, please email us with your request.
Why is Climate Action Important?
Jefferson County's recently updated Hazard Mitigation Plan identified that our two most frequent and devastating hazards are wildfires and flooding, both of which are expected to be worsened by the rising temperatures we are already experiencing. These impacts pose a great risk to infrastructure, public health, and economy. Even under a moderate 2050 climate scenario, Jefferson County is expected to experience $880 million in annual flooding and fire damage. This number could increase to $1.25 billion under a more severe climate scenario. Explore more scenarios by visiting the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s Future Avoided Cost Explorer website.
The Climate Action Plan is intended to address these risks by developing solutions to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to rising temperatures, and to help our community become more resilient to the hazards and risks we are already facing. Taking action will not only help Jefferson County community members, but also contribute to statewide efforts to address Colorado’s climate risks.