City and County of Denver Climate Adaptation Plan, Denver, Colorado

Jurisdiction Name: Denver
State/Province: CO
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality/County
Population: 600,158
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 2014
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: agriculture, climate, climate adaptation, climate change, education, food acess, food hub, food retail, food security, local agriculture, local food, local food access, pest management, pests, plan, protection
Adopting Government Department(s):

City and County of Denver

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Denver Climate Resilience Committee
Support Entity(s):

Supporting entities include city agencies and community partners, depending on the activities/strategies listed throughout the plan

Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

The 2014 City and County of Denver Climate Adaptation Plan is a supplement to the 2007 Climate Action Plan. These two documents, along with an updated 2015 Climate Action Plan, all work in tandem to address persistent climate-related challenges. One of the sections in the Climate Adaptation Plan is food and agriculture, the aim of which is to identify strategies that can adapt Denver’s food and agricultural systems to changing climate conditions. The two main goals of the section are to: 1) increase food security and 2) protect local agricultural resources against the increased threat of pests, invasive species and noxious weeds. The strategy to accomplish the former goal is to encourage local agriculture and a broad range of food outlets and regional food hubs for processing and distributing local foods. The strategy to accomplish the latter goal is to identify and assess invasive species and other threats to agricultural resources. Both strategies plan to utilize partnerships with educational and extension programs and public outreach campaigns.

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