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Statement from Mayor and Commissioners on Federal Climate Goals

Press Release
Only through broad, multi-jurisdictional partnerships can we face the threat of climate change
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Last summer, the Portland’s City Council unanimously passed the Climate Emergency Declaration that set new goals of at least 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions before 2050. We are delighted by today’s announcement that the federal government is adopting similar goals because only through broad, multi-jurisdictional partnerships can we face the threat of climate change.

Our climate declaration also adopted an equity-focused approach that centers Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities in Portland's climate action planning. The Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) is an excellent model, dedicating funds for community-based projects that address climate change and its inequitable impacts. We hope that, as they develop a concrete plan, our federal partners can look to programs like PCEF and develop ways to center and uplift vulnerable communities.

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Will Howell

Communications Director (Rubio)