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Oregon Global Warming Commission to Hear Draft Recommendations for Roadmap to 2020 Report
10/1/2010
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:
 Angus Duncan
 #10-61    503-248-7695
 
 
Salem - The Oregon Global Warming Commission (Commission) will meet Fri., October 8 from 9 a.m. to noon in Portland to hear recommendations for meeting Oregon’s 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goals. The meeting is open to the public.
 
The Commission is in the process of developing a  Roadmap to 2020 report that will offer recommendations to the next Governor, Legislature, the Congressional delegation, local governments, businesses and Oregonians on how the state can meet its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goals and work towards its 2050 reduction goals.
 
At the meeting six technical committees will present draft recommendations and the context for deriving their recommendations. Committee members include representatives from business, academia, non-governmental organizations, local governments and state agency staff. A complete agenda and committee reports are available at www.keeporegoncool.org/meeting/ogwc-full-commission-12-day-meeting. More information on the 2020 Roadmap is at www.keeporegoncool.org/content/roadmap-2020.
 
 
The meeting will be at World Trade Center 2, 121 SW Salmon St. in Skybridge Conference Room A and B. Public comment is welcome at the end of the meeting. A listen-only phone number is provided on the agenda to hear meeting proceedings. A full agenda is available at www.keeporegoncool.org/view/meetings-and-events.
 
The Oregon Global Warming Commission is a 25-member advisory group created by the 2007 Legislature through House Bill 3543. Governor Kulongoski appointed members and directed them to develop long-term policy recommendations to prepare for, adapt to, and combat global warming.
 
General public comment on issues of relevance to the Global Warming Commission can be sent to the Commission’s email address at Oregon.GWC@state.or.us. To stay informed on meetings of the Commission and other climate change activities of the state, sign up for the “Oregon Climate Change News” listserv at www.orclimatechange.gov. For more information on climate change activities in Oregon, visit the Oregon Department of Energy Climate Change Portal at the same Web address and the Global Warming Commission’s Web site at www.keeporegoncool.org.
 
The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities, please make requests at least 48 hours before the meeting to Linda Ross at (503) 378-6874 or by email at linda.ross@state.or.us.