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Other Useful Climate Change Links
Western Climate Initiative
The Western Climate Initiative (WCI) is a collaboration of independent jurisdictions who commit to work together to identify, evaluate, and implement policies to tackle climate change at a regional level.

Oregon Global Warming Commission
The Oregon Global Warming Commission (OGWC) was created by the 2007 Oregon Legislature through House Bill 3543. The Commission’s general charge is to recommend ways to coordinate state and local efforts to reduce Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions and to recommend efforts to help state, local governments, businesses, and residents to prepare for the effects of climate change.
 
On October 28, 2010 the OGWC adopted the Interim "Roadmap to 2020" Report. The report offers recommendations for how Oregon can meet its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goal (10% below 1990 levels), and get a head start toward its 2050 goal (at least 75% below 1990 levels).

Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI)
The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) is a network of over 100 researchers based at Oregon State University. OCCRI was created by the Oregon state legislature in 2007. OCCRI not only fosters climate change research among the Oregon University System, but it also serves as a clearinghouse for climate information in Oregon. In December 2010, the OCCRI compiled the Oregon Climate Assessment Report (OCAR)  for the legislature, which is a report on the current state of the climate change science in Oregon.

Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI)
The Resource Innovation Group's (TRIG's) Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI) evaluates and develops methods, tools, and strategies to encourage and support climate mitigation and preparedness/adaptation policies and programs. CLI partners with academic institutions, non-profits, government agencies, and private firms.

The United States Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Center
For decades the US Conference of Mayors has formally adopted and actively promoted policy positions on a range of issues affecting energy production and use and its impact on the environment. In recent years the Conference’s policy positions have increasingly called attention to the need for global climate protection. Currently, sixteen Oregon Mayors belong to the Center.

EPA Climate Change
The EPA Climate Change site offers comprehensive information on the issues of climate change that is accessible to all those who wish to know more. The site can be used by interested individuals, state and local governments, and businesses.
 

FHWA Global Climate Change
The FHWA Global Climate Change site provides information on Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) research, publications, and resources related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change.

US DOT Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse
The Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse is designed as a one-stop source of information on transportation and climate change issues. It includes information on greenhouse gas inventories, analytic methods and tools, greenhouse gas reduction strategies, potential impacts of climate change on transportation infrastructure, and approaches for integrating climate change considerations into transportation decision making.
 

Pew Center on Global Climate Change
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change’s mission is to provide credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change. The Center is a forum for research and ideas.
 
The report Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Transportation examines the prospects for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The IPCC is the leading body for the assessment of climate change, established by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences.