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Climate Action Plan

  • As a result of people, businesses and organizations taking actions every day for decades, carbon emissions are down 26 percent per person (compared to 1990)

Portland’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a strategy to put Portland and Multnomah County on a path to achieve a 40 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and an 80 percent reduction by 2050 (compared to 1990 levels). The plan builds upon a legacy of forward-thinking climate protection initiatives by the City of Portland and Multnomah County that have resulted in significant total and per person reductions in local carbon emissions. 

The CAP was designed to be revised periodically to respond to emerging opportunities, build on successes, and incorporate lessons learned. BPS and Multnomah County are currently working on an update to the 2009 CAP. Staff are identifying which actions should continue, which should be dropped, as well as proposing new actions to be added. 

A steering committee has been formed to advise the City of Portland and Multnomah County on the CAP update actions and development process.


2013 Climate Action Plan Update Project

Update of the City of Portland and Multnomah County Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan - Year Two Progress Report (2011)

Report contains updated local carbon emission numbers and a snapshot status of efforts made in the second year of implementing the Climate Action Plan.

Climate Action Plan - Chinese

Translated for the US-China Partnership for Climate Action.

Climate Action Plan - Year One Progress Report (2010)

Report contains updated local carbon emission numbers and a snapshot status of efforts made in the first year of implementing the Climate Action Plan.

Climate Action Plan - Executive Summary

High level overview of Portland's more detailed Climate Action Plan.

Climate Action Plan

Adopted by Portland's City Council and Multnomah County's Board of Commissioners in October of 2009