In 2007 Oregon set a 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goal that is almost 30% below today's levels. How do we get there? In October 2010 the Oregon Global Warming Commission unanimously adopted a roadmap of ideas.
In 2010 the Oregon Global Warming Commission began a “Roadmap to 2020” Project that will offer recommendations for how Oregon can meet its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goal (“10% below 1990 levels”), get a head start toward its 2050 goal (“at least 75% below 1990 levels”), and build a prosperous, clean-energy-based 21st century state economy.
Commission recommendations are addressed to the next Governor, the Legislature, our Congressional delegation, local governments, businesses and Oregonians generally.
The initial work of describing scenarios, sifting through possible recommendations and evaluating them, was done by six technical subcommittees drawn from business, academia, non-governmental organizations, local government and state agency staff.
In May 2011 the Commission began a "roadtrip" for the "Roadmap" to receive public review and comments on all recommendations. The Commission received input through three mechanisms: 1) local-government sponsored workshops, 2) presentations to a variety of associations, educational bodies, elected officials, organizations, and other boards and commissions and 3) an online public survey (accessible during May and June 2011). Feedback from all of these components of the public review process will be taken into consideration in a 2011 revision of the Roadmap. Documents from some of the public meetings and events are archived below.
Results from Roadmap Roadtrip and Survey (Phase 1)
Roadmap Roadtrip Local Government Sponsored Workshops (May and June 2011)
Interim Roadmap to 2020 Report as adopted by the Oregon Global Warming Commission on October 28, 2010.
Technical Subcommittees Reports (for the October 8, 2010 meeting of the Oregon Global Warming Commission)
Schedule of Roadmap to 2020 meetings (June-September 2010).
The Oregon Global Warming Commission resolution authorizing the Roadmap to 2020 project.