Last Day to Comment on BPS Draft Climate Emergency Declaration

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:00PM is the deadline to comment on Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS)‘s Draft Climate Emergency Declaration.

The Draft Climate Emergency Declaration recognizes the leadership of frontline communities who bear the worst burden of climate change and sets a new trajectory for the future of the City’s climate action work.

The Draft Climate Emergency Declaration:
• Advances climate justice; centers and focuses on frontline communities.
• Supports partnerships with youth organizations to create a 2020 youth-led climate summit.
• Creates a new governance structure with City, County and community to ensure we meet our 2030 carbon reduction goals.
• Amends the City’s carbon reduction targets to at least 50% by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions before 2050.