Denver Recognized as an “A-List” Global Climate Leader

The City and County of Denver has been recognized by global nonprofit charity CDP as one of 119 cities across the globe that is taking bold leadership on environmental action and transparency, despite the pressures of a challenging global economic situation. CDP runs the world’s disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to assess their environmental impact and drive the urgent action needed to address the climate crisis. Over 900 cities (939 in total) received a rating for their climate action from CDP in 2023. In 2023, just over one in ten cities scored by CDP (13% of such cities) received an A.   

Denver’s recognition comes ahead of the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference – or COP 28 – which will be held in Dubai starting November 30.  

“We are so proud of Denver’s leadership in the fight against climate change,” said Mayor Mike Johnston. “We want to build a greener Denver that is a model for the rest of the country. This is a great acknowledgment of the work we have done, and we are excited to do far more in the years ahead.” 

To score its A-List grade, among other actions, Denver discloses greenhouse gas emissions, climate programs and impact publicly through CDP, has a city-wide emissions inventory and has published a climate action plan

Denver also earned its global climate “A-List” status by completing a climate risk and vulnerability assessment and creating a climate adaptation goal to demonstrate how the city will tackle climate hazards. Many A-List cities are also taking various other leadership actions, including political commitment from a city’s Mayor to tackle climate change.  

The City and County of Denver’s climate programs and commitments include: 

“Under Mayor Johnston’s leadership, Denver will continue its path to becoming a global climate leader,” said Elizabeth Babcock, Executive Director of Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency. “Our hope is that Denver’s commitments to urgent climate action and transparency will demonstrate the value of city leadership on a global stage.”     

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