Jason MacMillan, Mayor Pro-Tem, Town of Crested Butte; Morgan Mingle, Director of Sustainable Tourism, Park City; Johnny Ziem, Town of Jackson; Judy Dorsey, Brendle Group (moderator)
Achieving science-based targets requires forecasting future GHG emissions. The math is clear that unless we break the positive correlation between growth and emissions these goals are unattainable. And yet mountain towns are faced with economic and even humanitarian drivers for growth. Panelists will discuss growth trends brought on by climate migration, the acceleration of remote work, tourism, and the search for affordable housing in rural communities. In thinking about temporary, seasonal, and permanent growth, we’ll explore how big moves in mitigation, combined with equity and resilience principles can lead the way to a new relationship between growth and emissions. Watch the recording here.