Resilience: Health, Emergency and Natural Resources

CAP2.0 - Resilience - Health, Emergency and Natural Resources

The community will continue to create emissions from consumption, energy used in buildings, and from transportation fuels. These emissions, in addition to all the other ghg emissions world-wide, will result in further climate change. This section focuses on how our community will become more resilient to the rising temperatures, reduced snowpack, increased wildfire and related smoke events, and increased variability in the weather. 

National research and local experience have shown that the effects of climate change tend to disproportionately impact marginalized communities such as communities of color, the elderly, low-income communities, and people experiencing disabilities. Resilience to climate change was the greatest area of concern for the Equity Panel and resulted in the most recommendations.

The City of Eugene and its ECC Partners have already put in place many effective strategies to become more resilient to the changing climate. The actions that the ECC has committed to implementing will increase the resilience and adaptability of all people living in Eugene, continuing efforts to create a more equitable, livable community into the future.

  1. Current Actions
  2. Future Actions
  3. Equity Recommendations
  • Action R1 
    Bethel and 4J School Districts promoting local food sourcing 
  • Action R2 
    Lane County Public Health infectious disease surveillance and response
  • Action R3 
    EWEB providing emergency water stations at various schools and public spaces around the region
  • Action R4 
    City of Eugene Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Action R5 
    City of Eugene implementing the Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan
  • Action R6 
    MWMC partnership with EWEB in Pure Water Partners program.
  • Action R7 
    University of Oregon’s Partnership for Disaster Resilience research
  • Action R8 
    EWEB and Northwest Natural limited income assistance programs and energy conservation education programs