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Climate Change Resources

This page provides a list of resources for climate change materials and information. It includes links to documents, reports, and web sites, and includes resources from local, state, federal, academic, and non-profit organizations.

Guides and Strategies

Cool Planning: A Handbook on Strategies to Slow Climate Change (2010)
Climate Ready Communities (OCMP, 2009)
Scenario Planning Guidelines (2017)
Statewide Transportation Strategy and Implementation
Strategic Assessment Tools and Scenario Planning
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Toolkit
Climate Change Indicators in the United States (2016)
Fourth Oregon Climate Assessment Report: State of Climate Science 2019

The Climate and Health Resilience Plan (2016) offers a selection of strategies and policy priorities for state, local, and tribal public health practitioners and partners.

Local Initiatives

Climate Action Plans

Ashland Climate & Energy Action Plan (2017)
Corvallis Climate Action Plan (2016)
Eugene Climate Recovery (2010)
Milwaukie Climate Action Plan (2018)
Portland and Multnomah County Climate Action Plan (2015)
Clatsop and Tillamook Counties: Regional Framework for Climate Adaptation (2 – part document) (2010)

Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans

When DLCD updates the Oregon Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP), we collaborate with the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) to provide more detailed information about how climate change is expected to influence natural hazards. We also collaborate with OCCRI when we update local NHMPs.

In 2017, the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) studied how climate change is expected to influence natural hazards for eight counties in Oregon: Hood River, Gilliam, Wasco, Wheeler, Sherman, Lake, Malheur, and Harney. This study resulted in individual county-specific Future Climate Projections reports, a summary document of the county reports, a one-page information sheet, and a webinar.

2018 Information Sheet: Climate Change and Oregon's County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plans 
2018 OCCRI / DLCD webinar | presentation: Future Climate Change Projections to Support County Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning in Oregon

2018 Climate Change Influence on Natural Hazards in Eight Oregon Counties: Overview of County Reports
County Reports: Gilliam County | Harney County | Hood River County | Lake County | Malheur County | Sherman County | Wasco County | Wheeler County

In 2019, OCCRI studied how climate change is expected to influence natural hazards in Grant and Baker Counties. Both of these county-specific Future Climate Change Projections reports have an executive summary that includes an overview and summary of the report. Grant County | Baker County

Regional Scenario Planning

Central Lane MPO Scenario Planning
Corvallis Area MPO Strategic Assessment
Metro Climate Smart Communities
Rogue Valley MPO Strategic Assessment


National Climate Assessment Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States (2018) 
California Air Resources Board Research on Impacts of Transportation and Land Use Related Policies
A Performance-Based Approach to Addressing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Transportation Planning (U.S. DOT, Federal Highway Administration, 2013)
Driving and the Built Environment: the Effects of Compact Development on Motorized Travel, Energy Use, and CO2 Emissions
The Innovative MPO

State of Oregon Resources

Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework
Oregon Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative (OSTI)
Oregon Explorer: Climate Change
Oregon Global Warming Commission
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality – Air Quality Home Page
Oregon Department of Transportation – Transportation and Climate Change
Oregon Health Authority – Climate Change and Environmental Public Health
Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI)

Ideas from Other States

BC Climate Leadership Plan
California's Sustainable Communities Strategy
Central New Mexico Climate Change Scenario Planning Project
Minnesota Climate Strategies and Economic Opportunities
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation: Opportunities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Other Resources

Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Calculate Your Carbon Footprint
Smart Growth America
US Environmental Protection Agency – Climate Change Website

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