Climate Action

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Resiliency's Climate Action team works to implement the Eagle County Environmental Policy and Climate Action Plan in county operations and within the larger community. Our shared community goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% percent by 2030.

Learn About Greenhouse Gases and Climate
What's the connection between greenhouse gases (GHGs), global warming, and climate change?
Greenhouse gases keep our planet warm. Without them, we would not be able to live on Earth. However, as carbon that has been stored in the ground is removed and burned, greenhouse gases are released, further warming the planet. As the world gets warmer, climate patterns shift, leading to increased heat, drought, insect outbreaks, and wildfires. Declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, health impacts in cities due to heat, and flooding are additional concerns. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions now can help avoid the most severe impacts in the future.
What's a metric ton?
Eagle County aims to reduce 75,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MT CO2e) annually. So how much is a metric ton?
Imagine a hot air balloon, fully inflated. That's about the volume a metric ton of carbon dioxide takes up. Now imagine 75,000 MT or 75,000 hot air balloons. That's how much GHG we have to reduce each year to meet our climate goals!
How much GHG is Eagle County emitting?
2022 Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Learn more about how the Eagle County community is emitting greenhouse gases by exploring the latest energy inventory.
How can we reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) in Eagle County?
Climate Action Plan
Over 30 stakeholders worked together to develop the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community in 2016. The plan recommends county-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction targets of 50% by 2030 from the Eagle County 2014 baseline inventory. Learn more about how Eagle County is reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Climate Action Plan (update 2020).
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