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Climate Change In Oregon

Oregon’s recent climate change activities are a continuation of policies and measures that the state has pursued since 1988. That was the year the Governor created the Oregon Task Force on Global Warming, comprised of 12 state agencies. The task force was directed to review scientific data and assessed how climate change would affect the state. General recommendations included creating a permanent Global Warming Management Group, adopting policies to promote resilience to climate change, reducing net greenhouse gas emissions, and having state agencies build climate change work into their plans and programs.

Early actions include adopting a state benchmark in 1992 to hold the state’s carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels and adopting CO2 emission performance standards for new energy facilities in 1997. A 1995 Oregon Department of Energy Report on Reducing Oregon’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions outlined a short- and long-term climate change strategy. Some of the actions included capturing all cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable resources, increasing the efficiency of Oregon’s transportation system, and helping local governments with climate change goals.

Below are some of the reports and documents from the State of Oregon regarding climate change.

Oregon Climate Change Reports

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OGWC Report to the Legislature 2013
OGWC Report to the Legislature 2011
OGWC Report to the Legislature 2009
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Interim Roadmap to 2020
Roadmap 2020 Report
Roadmap to 2020 "Roadshow" Results Report
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Consumption-Based and Expanded Transportation Sector Inventories (2013)
DEQ Report
DEQ Consumption-based Inventory Report (2011)
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ODOT Freight Transport & Climate Change (2010)
2010 Oregon Climate Assessment Report
2010 State of Oregon Adaptation Strategy
OGWC Habitat Adaptation Report
The Role of the Forest in Reducing Carbon Emissions
OPUC Rate Impacts of GHG Targets (2010)
Coastal Adaptation Planning Guide
DLCD Cool Planning Report
DLCD Cool Planning Report (2010)
The Role of the Forest in Reducing Carbon Emissions
OFRI Forest Carbon Report (2006)
Oregon Parks- Adaptation
Oregon Parks Adaptation Plan (2010)
Low Carbon Fuel Standard
LCFS Final Report (2011)
DEQ Greenhouse Gas Reporting Committee
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Final Report
CCIG Final Report (2007-2008)
2004 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy
1995 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy and
1990 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy

Understanding Climate Change in Oregon

Oregon Climate Change Actions

Oregon Global Warming Commission
Global Warming Commission
Adaptation Resources
ORS 468A.205 GhG Targets
Sequential BioFuels Station 
GhG Mandatory Reporting
Oregon Climate Change Research Institute
LCFS Rule Development
SB 1059 Transportation Analysis
Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Energy Facility Siting CO2 Standard
Oregon State Agency GHG Inventories
Climate Impacts of Waste & Materials
LEV Tailpipe Standards
Generation to Generation: A Story of Climate Change in Oregon

Local Climate Action Plans
Getting More Information
Carbon Footprint Calculator

State Agency Climate Change Pages

Oregon Climate Change Partnerships

A forum for states, provinces and stakeholders to identify leadership opportunities in climate and clean energy policy
The Climate Registry
International Carbon Action Partnership
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Pacific Coast Collaborative logo

Past Oregon Climate Change Activities

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