At the direction of Portland City Council and informed by Portlanders, PCEF is developing a 5-year Climate Investment Plan (CIP) to guide the investment of PCEF funds (over $90 million per year) to achieve major carbon reductions in ways that benefit those most impacted by the climate crisis.
Before we launch into our first opportunities to have a say in the plan, we want to listen and understand what you need to participate in the Climate Investment Plan process. Take a few moments to fill out the accessibility survey by January 4.
In this survey, we will ask you questions about yourself, what would make it easier for you to participate, and your concerns and interests about climate change. Your responses will help us design more inclusive spaces for you to participate in the planning process for the Climate Investment Plan.
Apply to participate in PCEF Topic Roundtable by January 6
PCEF staff will be convening roundtables for each funding priority (or topic) in the Climate Investment Plan to create robust first drafts for public review and comment.
Roundtables are limited to 8 participants. An incentive of $300 for participation in both meetings can be provided if you are selected.
To see a full list of topic areas and to apply, visit PCEF Topic Roundtable Application (arcgis.com).
Join us for a future Climate Investment Plan event!
- January 28, 2023: In-person Visioning and Community Priorities Workshop
- January 31, 2023: Virtual Visioning and Community Priorities Information Session
- February 1, 2023: In-person Non-profit Visioning and Community Priorities Workshop
About the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund
The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) initiative was passed by 65% of Portland voters in November 2018. It provides a consistent, long-term funding source and oversight structure to ensure that our community's climate action efforts are implemented to support social, economic, and environmental benefits for all Portlanders, particularly communities of color and low-income residents. The initiative was supported by a broad coalition of groups and individuals and represents the first environmental initiative in Oregon led by communities of color.