Published: July 18, 2019

CU Boulder will host the first field hearing of a special congressional committee on climate change on Thursday, Aug. 1. 

Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., whose district includes Boulder, made the announcement this week, calling the region the “epicenter for climate change research, home to both renowned research facilities at the University of Colorado Boulder” and other institutions around the state. 

The @ClimateCrisis Committee is coming to Colorado for their first congressional field hearing!

I'm excited to show @USRepKCastor & committee members the incredible scientists, labs & epicenter of climate research here in our district

— Rep. Joe Neguse (@RepJoeNeguse) July 18, 2019

The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis will discuss clean energy transition. Committee Chair Kathy Castor, D-Fla., committee members and Congressman Neguse also plan to visit with officials in Boulder.  The hearing is open to the public; more details will be forthcoming. 

CU Boulder experts are regularly asked to testify before Congressional committees regarding environmental research. The university is a top university for National Science Foundation funding, consistently ranked top in the world for geosciences, and maintains a high commitment to sustainability through multiple programs and initiatives. It’s also home to several research hubs, such as the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, National Snow and Ice Data Center, and Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. The Front Range is home to the National Center for Atmospheric ResearchNOAA Earth System Research Laboratory; one of Future Earth's five global research hubs; and National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, one of the country's leading centers for research in wind, solar and energy efficiency.