An Analysis of Effective Components of Climate Change Policies in Three Colorado Counties
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Applied Science
University College, Environmental Policy and Management
Environmental Policy & Mgmt
Climate change, Colorado, County, Energy, Local government, Policy
Climate change is critically impacting the environment and economy at the local level. County governments have an opportunity to adopt climate change policies that address local environmental and economic concerns. The Colorado counties of Boulder, Gunnison, and Pitkin have all adopted some form of climate change policies. There are some components of each of these policies that are more effective in terms of economic, environmental, and community benefits. An effective climate change policy clearly states specific cost analyses, environmental impacts at the local level, the relationship between impacts and the community, and the economic benefits of policy adoption. This Capstone project addresses specific cost and energy analyses and provides a beneficial policy framework for county governments.
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Pagano, Catherine, "An Analysis of Effective Components of Climate Change Policies in Three Colorado Counties" (2010). University College: Environmental Policy and Management Capstones. 103.