Thursday, January 18, 2018


Roni Bell Sylvester & Lord Christopher Monckton April 2012

Scanning through Colorado's General Assembly bills 2018, I found a worthy bill wherein "organizations and individuals that provide leadership in response to climate change" would be awarded. 
Should Representative Hooton's bill pass and become law, we would be honored if the committee would consider our nomination of  Lord Christopher Monckton. 
Brief background: April 2012, Lord Christopher Monckton traveled from his home in the U.K., to Denver, Colorado.
In the Old Supreme Court Chambers at our state's capitol, Lord Monckton gave a world class address on Climate Change, that was enthusiastically received by all in attendance! 

Lord Monckton has dedicated over 2 decades of his life, selflessly traveling the world, educating governments, organizations and individuals, on Climate Change. 
Here's a bit more information on Lord Monckton: 
We'd be honored to provide our letter of nomination in the formal manner, once the bill is passed and submission details provided to the public. 
Thank you Representative Hooton. For taking time to recognize individuals who are leaders in the world of Climate Change. 

Charles W. and Ronita M. Sylvester
PS: Should a qualifier be confined to Coloradans only, we will be honored to nominate individuals including Dr. Richard Keen, Tony Heller, Cork Hayden and Dr. Bill Gray (posthumously).
Global consideration, there are many including Patrick Moore, Dr. Richard Lindzen, Dr. Willie Soon, Dr. Fred Singer, Steve Milloy, Dr. David Legates, Chris Horner and Dr. Robert Carter (posthumously). 

Video produced in Denver, Colorado by Jay C. Hutcheson 

Regular Session Seventy-first General Assembly
Bill Summary (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced and does not reflect any amendments that may be subsequently adopted. If this bill passes third reading in the house of introduction, a bill summary that applies to the reengrossed version of this bill will be available at The bill adds the duty to develop a Colorado climate leadership awards program to the responsibilities of the climate change position. The program will award organizations and individuals that provide leadership in response to climate change. HOUSE SPONSORSHIP Hooton, SENATE SPONSORSHIP (None), Shading denotes HOUSE amendment. Double underlining denotes SENATE amendment. Capital letters or bold & italic numbers indicate new material to be added to existing statute. Dashes through the words indicate deletions from existing statute. 1 Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado: 2 SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-20-111, amend 3 (2) as follows: 4 24-20-111. Climate change position created - duties - report. 5 (2) The duties of the position created pursuant to subsection (1) of this 6 section include, at a minimum: 7 (a) Development and periodic update of a climate action plan or 8 similar document that sets forth a strategy, including specific policy 9 recommendations, that the state could use to address climate change and 10 reduce its greenhouse gas emissions; and 11 (b) Collaboration with other entities regarding climate change 12 preparedness studies; AND 13 (c) DEVELOPMENT OF A COLORADO CLIMATE LEADERSHIP AWARDS 14 PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM WILL RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING 15 ORGANIZATIONAL AND INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP IN RESPONSE TO CLIMATE 16 CHANGE.THE PERSON WHO HOLDS THE POSITION CREATED IN SUBSECTION 17 (1) OF THIS SECTION MAY COLLABORATE WITH A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE 18 ENTITY COMMITTED TO ADDRESSING THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. 19 THE AWARD REQUIREMENTS MUST BE BASED ON OBJECTIVE SCIENTIFIC 20 CRITERIA DESIGNED TO MEASURE THE ACTUAL OR ANTICIPATED EFFECT OF 21 SPECIFIC ACTIONS INTENDED TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GASES AND 22 EMISSIONS. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD, AN ENTITY MUST HAVE A 23 PHYSICAL LOCATION IN COLORADO, AND AN INDIVIDUAL MUST RESIDE IN 24 COLORADO. THE PERSON WHO HOLDS THE POSITION CREATED IN 25 SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION MAY SEEK, ACCEPT, AND EXPEND GIFTS, 26 GRANTS, OR DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SOURCES FOR THE 27 PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION (2)(c). THE PERSON WHO HOLDS THE -2- HB18-1080 1 POSITION CREATED IN SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION MUST ACCEPT AND 2 CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING AWARDS: 3 (I) AN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD RECOGNIZING 4 ORGANIZATIONS ADOPTING COMPREHENSIVE GREENHOUSE GAS 5 INVENTORY AND EMISSION REDUCTION GOALS; 6 (II) AN INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP AWARD RECOGNIZING PERSONS 7 WHO ENGAGE PEERS AND PARTNERS IN RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE; 8 (III) A SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERSHIP AWARD RECOGNIZING 9 ORGANIZATIONS ADOPTING COMPREHENSIVE GREENHOUSE GAS 10 INVENTORY AND EMISSION REDUCTION GOALS IN AN ORGANIZATION'S 11 SUPPLY CHAIN; 12 (IV) A GOAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECOGNIZING ORGANIZATIONS 13 THAT PUBLICLY REPORT AND ACHIEVE GREENHOUSE GAS AND EMISSION 14 REDUCTION GOALS; AND 15 (V) AN INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP AWARD RECOGNIZING 16 COLLABORATIONS THAT SET MEASURABLE GOALS FOR GREENHOUSE GAS 17 REDUCTION. 18 SECTION 2. Act subject to petition - effective date. This act 19 takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the 20 ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly (August 21 8, 2018, if adjournment sine die is on May 9, 2018); except that, if a 22 referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article V of the 23 state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of this act 24 within such period, then the act, item, section, or part will not take effect 25 unless approved by the people at the general election to be held in 26 November 2018 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of the 27 official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor. -3- HB18-1080

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