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One-year progress report for Climate Emergency Workplan published

BPS announced publication of a progress report highlighting the progress made in the first year of the Climate Emergency Workplan. The CEW outlines 47 priority actions that multiple City bureaus identified as necessary to complete in three years in order to meet 2030 and 2050 Climate goals.

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Portland climate leaders explore clean industry innovations with the Danes

Through a knowledge exchange, Portland and Danish business and climate leaders are advancing climate solutions both here and abroad. Photo credit: Atticus Wittenmeier, We All Rise Consulting

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability gets City Council approval on two critical climate-related initiatives

Commissioners unanimously adopt the Climate Emergency Workplan and the Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments; pave the way for new renewable fuel standards.

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Portland City Council shares praise, gratitude for Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s Climate Emergency Workplan

The public may submit written testimony until the start of the agenda item at Council on Wednesday, August 24.

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Climate Emergency Declaration Progress Report at City Council on July 29

One year after the City of Portland established an emergency declaration to accelerate the City’s climate action, staff will share what has been accomplished and what still needs to be done to address the growing climate emergency.

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City Council adopts Climate Emergency Declaration

Co-sponsored by Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Eudaly, Commissioner Hardesty, and Commissioner Fritz, the Resolution strengthens the City’s climate action approach to focus on climate justice and equity for the benefit of all Portlanders.

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Portland City Council to host virtual public hearing and vote on Climate Emergency Declaration

Racial justice = climate justice: Declaration focuses on communities most affected by climate change, including Portland’s Black, Indigenous and communities of color, including youth from those communities.

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Climate Emergency Declaration Update

Climate Emergency Declaration to be presented to City Council for adoption on June 30, 2020.

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Draft Climate Emergency Declaration summary of engagement and public comments available for review

Documents summarize public feedback by themes and offer potential actions that could be taken by the City to address the climate emergency.

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Public comment period on the draft Climate Emergency Declaration closed

City Council action on the declaration is postponed. Next steps are forthcoming.

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Don’t forget: Submit your feedback on the draft Climate Emergency Declaration by March 22

(Updated March 16) So far, more than 100 Portlanders have submitted written comments, and staff have met with several organizations to gather feedback on the draft resolution.

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Mayor Wheeler Publishes Draft Climate Emergency Declaration

Public feedback wanted on new commitments to meet the rising climate challenge.

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