The Just Transition Collaborative (or JTC) is a program of CU Engage at CU Boulder. It engages in community partnerships, projects, and research to advance environmental justice in the transition to a sustainable economy. The JTC support more just energy, climate, environmental and labor practices and policies that foster the inclusion of underrepresented peoples and values.
LISTEN TO THE MAY 23 EDITION FEATURING THE JUST TRANSITION COLLABORATIVE HERE:
In December 2016, Boulder’s City Council approved three resolutions concerning the City’s landmark Climate Plan, including a target to achieve 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030.
With a focus on building a green economy that benefits all community members, the City’s plan includes a roadmap to advance social justice in the transition to renewable energy. The focus on social justice emerged from community input into the draft climate plan, facilitated by the CU Boulder Just Transition Collaborative together with other partner organizations.
This spring and summer, the JTC and its partners at the Philantropiece Foundation are convening a series of gatherings with Climate Justice Leaders – people who are leaders in marginalized communities throughout Boulder County who are invested in making Boulder’s new Climate Plan the best that it can be for ALL of Boulder’s residents. Later this summer, the Climate Justice Leaders will meet with representatives from the City of Boulder and other public and private stakeholders in Boulder to co-create elements of Boulder’s Climate Plan implementation that take into account communities of color, low income communities, and innovative ways to make the transition to a cleaner, greener economy inclusive AND effective.