Jun 23, 2015

Proposed Climate Action Plan meeting, June 24 at City Hall

Sorry for the late notice.
On behalf of all City of Portland bureaus, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will present the proposed draft of the 2015 Climate Action Plan for adoption by Portland City Council on Wednesday, June 24. The plan updates Portland’s roadmap for the community to achieve an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, with an interim goal of a 40 percent reduction by 2030.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 2 p.m.
City Council Chambers, Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Portland


Highlights of the proposed 2015 Climate Action Plan:
• The proposed plan calls for expanding active transportation options throughout Portland and ensure those infrastructure investments are resilient to the impacts of climate change.
• Given the strong momentum in Portland around home energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements, the proposed plan calls for doubling solar installations and continuing home weatherization efforts.
• With a newly adopted energy tracking and reporting policy, the City will work with building owners and managers to improve the energy performance of Portland’s largest 1,000 commercial buildings.
• Recent changes to garbage and composting service have led to a 36 percent reduction in garbage headed to the landfill. Residential bills are flat or down three years in a row, while Portland’s recycling rate has reached 70 percent, one of the highest in the nation. The proposed plan focuses on boosting food scrap recovery and multifamily recycling to raise those numbers even higher.

For more background information or to view additional details about the Council hearing, please see the full Media Advisory at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/artic....

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