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The City of Portland wants to hear from Portland youth who want to weigh in on the City’s draft Climate Test policy.  A three-week public comment period opens November 2.
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.
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.
Climate Emergency Declaration to be presented to City Council for adoption on June 30, 2020.
Documents summarize public feedback by themes and offer potential actions that could be taken by the City to address the climate emergency.
City Council action on the declaration is postponed. Next steps are forthcoming.
(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.
The climate crisis demands serious action. While the City of Portland is a leader on climate action nationally and globally, we know that we need to double-down and do more if we are going to meet emission reduction targets of 50% by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050.
Trends from 1990 to 2017 show that Portland must do more to reduce emissions over next decade.

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