Oct
21

Global Warming Commission Meets to Consider Hot Topics

When
October 21, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where
Oregon Room, Two World Trade Center
25 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR

King Tide in the Nestucca Valley gives us a preview of conditions as sea level rises.  Photo by John Bauer.
King Tide in the Nestucca Valley gives us a preview of conditions as sea level rises. Photo by John Bauer.

Oregon’s appointed body devoted to anticipating the effects of climate change and examining the possibilities for mitigating its impacts, the Global Warming Commission, will meet Friday, Oct. 21, in Portland. The public meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Oregon Room at Two World Trade Center, 25 SW Salmon St.

A listen-only call-in line will be available for those who cannot attend the meeting. Call 1-877-336-1831, then use access code 872206.

At the meeting, the commission will discuss, among other things:

  • The most recent data on Oregon's greenhouse gas emissions,
  • The preliminary findings of the OGWC forest carbon task force, and
  • What topics to cover in a possible 2016 report to the Legislature.

For more information about this meeting, visit the Commission’s website at www.keeporegoncool.org.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission is a 25-member advisory group created by the 2007 Legislature through House Bill 3543. Members were appointed and directed to develop long-term policy recommendations to prepare for, adapt to, and combat global warming. Public comments can be submitted to the commission at Oregon.GWC@state.or.us. Sign up for the “Oregon Climate Change News” listserv at www.orclimatechange.gov to learn about Global Warming Commission meetings and the state’s efforts to address climate change.

For more information on climate change activities in Oregon, visit the Oregon Department of Energy Climate Change Portal, www.orclimatechange.gov, and the Global Warming Commission’s website at www.keeporegoncool.org.