Friday, February 3, 2017
The Oregon Global Warming Commission has published its 2017 Report to the Legislature, available on the reports page.
This fifth Biennial Report includes updated greenhouse gas inventory data and updated projections of Oregon's emissions. The projections now reflect the anticipated effects of the coal-to-clean legislation that passed the 2016 Legislature (SB 1547). The report also includes preliminary findings and data tables from the OGWC's Forest Carbon Task Force
. The final sections of the report contain a discussion of how Oregon can improve its state-level climate policy-making, and a summary of the recent Oregon Climate Change Research Institute
report on the expected impacts of climate change in Oregon.