|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Oregon Global Warming Commission (Commission) will meet Thursday, Oct. 28 at 9:30 a.m. in Portland to adopt 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.
Six technical committees presented draft recommendations at the Oct. 8 Commission meeting. Committee members include representatives from business, academia, non-governmental organizations, local governments and state agency staff. Committee reports are available at www.keeporegoncool.org/meeting/ogwc-full-commission-12-day-meeting.
At the Oct. 28 meeting, the Commission will discuss recommendations from the technical committee and proposed modifications, and will vote on recommendations to be included in the Roadmap to 2020 report. A public review process will follow in 2011. More information on the 2020 Roadmap is at www.keeporegoncool.org/content/roadmap-2020.
The meeting will be in the Plaza Conference Room at World Trade Center 2, 121 SW Salmon Street. Public comment will be taken prior to the lunch break and the vote on recommendations for the report. 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 website 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oregon Global Warming Commission
625 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR, 97301
Toll-free in Oregon: 1-800-221-8035