Global Warming Commission Meeting

October 25, 2019 - 1:00 PM
The Nature Conservancy Oregon Conservation Center
821 SE 14th Ave
Portland, OR
Oregon Global Warming Commission
Free—public meeting

Coquille Valley flooded during a King Tide.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet on Friday, Oct. 25, from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Vernier Community Room at The Nature Conservancy’s Oregon Conservation Center (821 S.E. 14th Ave.) in Portland.  Those wishing to speak can register beginning at 12:45 p.m.

Oregon will continue to deliberate on a state cap on greenhouse gas emissions, with the expectation that cap-and-invest legislation will be considered again in February, 2020 legislative session. Anticipating that the Governor and legislative leadership remain committed to moving such a cap, the Oregon Global Warming Commission can consider and make recommendations on complementary policies and actions to sustain and extend the state’s greenhouse gas reduction efforts. The Commission can also endorse adoption of more systematic climate adaptation measures. With this in mind, the Commission plans to focus on the following topics for this fall and winter:

Building Sector Emissions

Zero- and Low-Carbon Transportation

Natural and Working Lands Sector Carbon

Adaptation and Resilience

Climate Refugees

The latter three are perhaps of most interest where the coast is concerned, but all apply there.  The upcoming meeting will focus primarily on the first two.  No decisions are expected at this meeting.

A public comment opportunity is anticipated at approximately 4:15 p.m. Public comments can also be mailed, emailed, or submitted through the Commission website at www.keeporegoncool.org/contact-us. A final agenda will be available 24 hours before this meeting at www.keeporegoncool.org/meetings.

A listen-only call-in line will be available for those who cannot attend the meeting. Please call 1-888-204-5984, then use access code 1763644. Be sure to mute your telephone line during the meeting and do not place the line on hold, as it will cause hold music to play for all participants.

For more information about the Commission and its work on climate change, visit www.keeporegoncool.org.

For more information about the upcoming meeting, contact Angus Duncan, 503-248-7695.




Global Warming Commission Meeting