Climate Action Plan 2.0
The 2010 Community Climate and Energy Action Plan (CEAP) has guided a number of City, community based, and local partner agency efforts over the past seven years. As part of the direction from City Council in 2016, the City identified updating the CEAP as an organizational priority in 2018. As a result staff are working on a CEAP progress report and a draft of a new Community Climate Action Plan (CAP2.0).
The focus of the CAP 2.0 Project is to continue to foster the actions of the City, as well as our community’s agencies, companies and organizations, in moving toward:
- Carbon neutrality
- Reduced fossil fuel use
- Adapting to climate change
- Plan Development
- Large-Lever Shareholders
- Equity Panel
- Public Meetings Calendar
- Past Public Meetings
The CAP 2.0 project plan was developed in consultation with the Mayor’s Ad Hoc Climate Recovery Ordinance Work Group, a group that included the Mayor, three City Councilors, representatives from the City Executive Team, representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, and many other community members. The project earned support from City Council.
The CAP2.0 will set out a roadmap of actions our community is taking over the next 5-10 years to help us reach the climate goals in the CRO. Reaching these goals requires a focus on high-impact actions defined as those activities that have the largest ability to reduce Eugene’s ghgs and fossil fuel use.
To understand what high-impact actions are happening in this community, the first stage of the CAP2.0 focuses on engagement with community partners that have larger, system level impacts. We call these partners our Large Lever Shareholders (LLS partners). LLS partners are specifically defined as organizations who have significant oversight and impact on community-wide fossil fuel use and ghgs or have the ability to effect or alter systems that will enable the community to adapt and prepare for climate change.
The use of the term “Shareholder” is intentional to emphasis the LLS partners’ commitment to investment and action. Staff are working with LLS partners to identify their commitments to address climate change and will capture those in the CAP2.0 document.
Six local organizations to join City’s Climate Action Equity Panel
Six local organizations will participate in the City of Eugene’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) 2.0 Equity Panel. The panel’s goal is to capture and elevate the concerns of marginalized communities as they relate to the CAP 2.0, and it will meet about a dozen times between January and June 2019.
One representative from each of the organizations will make up the CAP 2.0 Equity Panel. The organizations are: Sapsik’ʷałá, Huerto de la Familia, Eugene Springfield NAACP, Lane Independent Living Association, Food for Lane County, and National Alliance on Mental Illness Lane County. The City received applications from a variety of groups across the community, which helped ensure the creation of a strong and broadly representative final panel.
“This is an exciting opportunity to build deeper relationships with organizations in our community as they help the City understand how equity issues impact our climate work,” said Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis. “Eugene will join the ranks of cities like Seattle, Portland, Oregon and Minneapolis who are leaders in incorporating equity into climate planning by convening those who work with marginalized communities to contribute to the City’s Climate Action Plan.”
National research and local experience have shown that the impacts of climate change tend to disproportionately impact marginalized communities, such as communities of color, the elderly, low-income communities, and people experiencing disabilities. Ultimately, the intention for the CAP 2.0 is to address the current inequities within our community, as well as mitigate the forecasted impacts to marginalized communities from a changing climate.
The panel has three main tasks: 1) revising the Climate Action Plan’s Project Equity Lens, which is a tool to help elevate opportunities and concerns around equity issues throughout the project, 2) identifying general opportunities and challenges for marginalized communities as it relates to climate change in six different topic areas, and 3) providing specific feedback on actions included in the CAP as applicable. Each organization on the panel will receive a $3,000 grant to support their work in the project.
Equity Panel's Primary Tasks
The Panel will have three main tasks:
- Revising the equity lens
- Identifying opportunities and challenges within communities as they relate to climate change
- Providing feedback on actions in the CAP 2.0 as applicable
Large Lever Shareholder Meetings
Next round anticipated to start in June 2019.
Public Open House
Check back for future open house dates.
LARGE LEVER SHAREHOLDER MEETINGS
Consumption and Materials Management Chapter
Land Use and Transportation Chapter
Buildings and Energy Chapter
Vehicles and Fuel Chapter
Urban Natural Resources and Emergency Preparedness
Community Health and Social Services Chapters
Tuesday, July 10
Eugene Climate Action Plan 2.0 Land-Use and Transportation Planning Large-Lever Shareholder Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, July 11
Eugene Climate Action Plan 2.0 Vehicles and Fuels Large-Lever Shareholder Chapter Meeting
Eugene Climate Action Plan 2.0 Buildings and Energy Large-Lever Shareholder Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, July 17
Eugene Climate Action Plan 2.0 Urban Natural Resources and Emergency Preparedness Large-Lever Shareholder Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, August 8
Eugene Climate Action Plan 2.0 Community Health and Social Services Large-Lever Shareholder Chapter Meeting
Eugene Climate Action Plan 2.0 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Large-Lever Shareholder Chapter Meeting
Public Open Houses
City Staff is coordinating the CAP2.0 Project, a community-wide effort to establish how the community is working towards the City’s Climate Recovery Ordinance emission and fossil fuel goals. The public was invited to the following events to learn more about the CAP2.0 Project Plan.
Planning Fair at the Library
Washington Park Community Center
Sheldon High School Multicultural Room
Future Open House - January 4th - **Event Canceled**
We are working with Peterson Barn Staff to Reschedule
Please see the "Past Public Meeting" tab above for the LLS Round 2 documents including the CAP2.0 Reduction Forecast Memo
- CAP 2.0 Project Proposal
- CAP 2.0 Project Proposal Summary
- Communications Plan Key Elements
- Equity Panel Organization Application
- Equity Panel Selection Criteria
- Community Climate Action - Materials Management Planning
- 2017 Eugene Community GHG Report
- 2017 Eugene Operational GHG Report
- Fossil Fuel and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Forecast