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Climate Economy Initiative

Climate change is the defining issue of our time. We, as a people, are faced with an unprecedented environmental challenge, and must identify strategies to reduce energy use and carbon emissions. This challenge also presents an economic opportunity as we pivot away from fossil fuels.

Vermont can take the lead in modeling economic solutions to climate change. The Vermont Climate Economy Initiative is designed to make the state a destination for entrepreneurs who want to be at the center of the climate change movement.

With Vermont's aggressive state energy plan, higher education expertise, innovative utilities, and strong business leadership, we have a powerful story to tell, one that can celebrate and reinforce current efforts while growing a new generation of creative businesses that want to be at the center of this economic movement, and also want a high quality of life. The Vermont brand, and all of the state stands for, gives us an edge, if we will seize it.

Check out our Climate Innovator Stories to see how Vermont entrepreneurs are finding practical ways to reduce carbon emissions, mitigate climate risk, and stimulate green economic development.