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City of Portland and Multnomah County (OR) Climate Action Plan

Description:

This Climate Action Plan identifies objectives and actions in eight categories to put Portland and Multnomah County on a path to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050.

The Climate Action Plan:

• Proposes an interim goal of a 40 percent reduction in emissions by 2030.
• Establishes objectives to achieve the interim goal.
• Focuses principally on major actions to be taken in the next three years to shift Portland and Multnomah County’s emissions trajectory.

To draft this Climate Action Plan, City and County staff worked with a steering committee and working groups to identify the objectives and actions most likely to foster the long-term changes necessary to achieve such ambitious goals. Key criteria in developing the actions were the magnitude of emissions reductions, the scale of economic and community benefits, and the ability of local governments to facilitate their implementation.

The 2009 Climate Action Plan will guide future efforts by the City and County and provide an innovative framework for the region’s transition to a more prosperous, sustainable and climate-stable future. In doing so, it will strengthen local economies, create more jobs, improve health, and maintain the high quality of life for which this region is known.

This action plan features objectives and actions in the following areas:

• Buildings and Energy;
• Urban Form and Mobility;
• Consumption and Solid Waste;
• Urban Forestry and Natural Systems;
• Food and Agriculture;
• Community Engagement;
• Climate Change Preparations; and
• Local Government Operations.

Toolkit:

Climate Change Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Adaptation, Air Quality, Climate, Community Design, Environmental Health, Mitigation, Natural Disaster, Transportation Planning, Vulnerable Populations

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

City of Portland and Multnomah County (OR)

Submitted:

04/24/2012

Modified:

04/30/2012

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