The City of Portland and Multnomah County have released the 2015 draft Climate Action Plan with a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030, and 80 percent by 2050.
The plan outlines local strategies for reducing carbon emissions and preparing for climate impacts.
The Portland Water Bureau participated in developing the plan by identifying actions that will reduce the bureau’s contribution to climate change, such as improving the efficiency of water pumps and other energy-intensive operations. The bureau is also committed to increasing its understanding and management of climate risks to the Bull Run watershed and built infrastructure and assets.
Some of the most important Portland Water Bureau actions are mentioned on pages 113, 114, 115, and 116. Additional Water Bureau actions are listed throughout the plan.
Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/climate to find additional information and download a copy of the draft plan. Comments from the public will be accepted through April 10, 2015.
You can also attend a 2015 Climate Action Plan open house event at the following locations to find out more:
- Thursday, March 19 at the Velo Cult Bike Shop (5:30 to 7:30PM, 1969 NE 42nd Ave.)
- Tuesday, March 24 at the June Key Delta Community Center (5:30 to 7:30 PM, 5940 North Albina St.)
If you have questions about Portland Water Bureau actions listed in this plan, please contact Kavita Heyn, Climate Science & Sustainability Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-823-4724.
Photo: Solar array at the Groundwater Pumpstation on Portland Water Bureau land.