Climate change is expected to exacerbate existing barriers and inequalities. This in turn will deepen intergenerational inequity by creating even more barriers for communities to overcome in order to access natural and financial resources for recovery and resilience.
Building a sustainable future for Coloradans must include everyone.
We can’t achieve a sustainable future while relying on inequitable and oppressive systems that keep people from resilience and prosperity.
To mitigate these damages in the future, Colorado needs to accelerate our transition away from coal and other fossil fuels, raise funds to invest in mitigation projects and renewable energy, invest in communities that will be disproportionately affected by climate change — whether due to geography or historical and structural inequities — and prepare a just transition to renewable energy for fossil-fuel dependent communities.
Investing in clean energy infrastructure and jobs, taxing polluters, asking wealthy people and corporations to pay their fair share in taxes, and investing in communities that will be disproportionately affected by climate change will build resilience in Colorado and across the country. We can avoid the very worst of what scientists predict will happen, but only if we take action now.
It will take all of us, working together, to change our tax code and economy
Climate change is not a small issue, but if we work together we can build a sustainable future. It’s important to tell your elected officials why this research matters, and why you need them to support economic and climate policies that create the change we need to make Colorado a sustainable and resilient state.
Visit this elected official search tool to find your federal and state elected officials. Look them up and see where they stand on this critical issue.
We are a group of Coloradans working on economic and tax policy issues that affect all of us. Acting on climate means reforming our tax code to ensure everyone pays their fair share —including big corporate polluters— and creating an equitable system with the public investments needed to create a sustainable and resilient state. We also need to fix problems in our economy that are amplifying the climate crisis and keeping oppressed groups from accessing resources that would create resilience. Join our email list to get involved and stay up to date on our most recent research.