In 2020, the Laramie City Council passed resolution 2020-14, which contains goals for emissions reductions in Laramie. The ordinance established a goal of net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050. The ordinance states that a “two-pronged” approach should be used to achieve this goal, combining municipal reductions in carbon production with broader community-based efforts.
Students at the University of Wyoming drafted the Emissions Reduction Management outline in response to the goals for carbon neutrality set forth in Resolution 2020-14. The outline includes research from cities comparable to Laramie in order to create a framework for emissions reductions.
The City of Laramie is participating in the Mountain Towns Solutions Project, which is a climate action framework designed to help mountain and outdoor communities collaborate to achieve carbon net neutrality.