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Posted on May 13, 2019 at 5:08 PM by Elena Domingo
Originally Written December 11, 2018
The Climate Action Plan 2.0 (CAP2.0) Project Team concluded the second round of Eugene Climate Collaborative (ECC) meetings last week. This series of six meetings brought together members from each ECC partner organization. Together we reviewed data about Eugene’s forecasted reduction in fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and discussed actions each organization has committed to moving forward on over the next 5-10 years.
The analysis reveals a significant gap between actions our community is ready to commit to and the CRO goals. We are in the process of creating a list of additional actions that can help the community fill this gap. The Project Team will present that list to City Council at a work session expected to be held in February 2019. For more information on the CAP 2.0 visit our website at https://www.eugene-or.gov/cap.
In related climate news, the Fourth National Climate Assessment vol. two (NCA) was released in November 2018. A chapter specific to the Northwest confirms many of the findings in the Eugene Future Physical Conditions White Paper by our technical consultant, Good Company, as part of the CAP2.0. It also aligns with Governor Kate Brown’s recently published Oregon Climate Agenda. The NCA reaffirms the need to take a Triple Bottom Line perspective to addressing climate change. The impacts of climate change will be felt acutely by marginalized communities, will have important impacts on our economy, and will lead to significant changes to our natural environment. See the summary below for five key messages from the NCA Northwest Chapter.
Five key messages from the NCA Northwest Chapter: