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Climate Change Economy Initiative

VCRD is leading the VT Climate Change Economy Initiative with the premise that confronting climate change through innovative economic development can be a competitive strategy, one that will build national reputation, create jobs, and attract youth and entrepreneurism. We hosted a 2015 Summit to launch the initiative, founded the VT Climate Change Economy Council to develop a practical action plan, gathered input at 3 public forums, and hosted a second Summit to set a campaign for action.

To help tell the story, we are highlighting Vermont Climate Innovators finding practical ways to reduce carbon emissions, mitigate climate risk, and stimulate green economic development through our Climate Innovator Stories series.