The Transportation Sector and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

CO2 is the most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted by transportation sources. By 2020 the transportation sector is projected to account for approximately 33% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Colorado (see CDPHE’s “Colorado Greenhouse Gas Inventory – 2014 Update, Including Projections to 2020 & 2030,” October 2, 2014). Finalized in 2015, the Colorado Climate Plan lays out state level policies and strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change. This plan includes measures in the transportation sector that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. See CDOT's Sustainability Program page for a review of CDOT’s accomplishments, including greenhouse gas reductions.

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