A city government agency will be established to focus on reducing climate change in Denver.
According to Denverite, the Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency was created on Monday night by the Denver City Council.
The office’s goal will be to “add urgency to fighting climate change because its staff will report directly to the mayor,” reports Denverite.
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The office will be tasked with implementing Denver’s goals for reducing fossil fuel pollution and relying more on cleaner energy options.
The creation of the office started as a grassroots effort by environmental activists to pass a carbon tax. Mayor Michael Hancock agreed to create the office for $8 million while Council paused the carbon tax initiative.
The new office will launch on July 1, 2020, and the administration is looking for an executive director.