FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Angus Duncan, 503-248-7695
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
SALEM—The Oregon Global Warming Commission will hold its 12th meeting in Salem on Friday, Jan. 21 in a joint session with the Oregon Sustainability Board. The meeting is open to the public.
Commission members will join the Sustainability Board meeting at 11 a.m. at the Willamette University, Oregon Civic Justice Center, Hearing Room, 790 State St. in Salem. The joint meeting is scheduled to end at 1:30 p.m.
Informational items include presentations on recent key reports and recommendations related to climate change in Oregon:
State Agencies’ Sustainability Program Vulnerability, including climate change-related work: Staff Report by Sustainability Board;
Oregon Climate Assessment Report: Presentation by Oregon State University’s Oregon Climate Change Research Institute on its biennial report to the Legislature on the state of climate change science as it relates to Oregon;
The Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework: Presentation from Department of Land Conservation and Development on results from state agencies’ adaptation work group;
Interim Roadmap to 2020: Brief overview of Oregon Global Warming Commission report on how to achieve Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals by 2020.
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 e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 comments on issues of relevance to the Global Warming Commission can be sent to the Commission’s e-mail address at Oregon.GWC@state.or.us. To stay informed on meetings of the Global Warming 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.
Oregon Global Warming Commission
625 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR, 97301
Toll-free in Oregon: 1-800-221-8035