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Aug 05

Sustainability Team Annual Update

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 3:08 PM by Mark Nystrom

The Sustainability Team presented an annual update to the Mayor and City Council on July 24th. The update included the following highlights:

  • Future Physical Conditions White Paper.  This white paper provides a forecast of the impact of climate change in Eugene including warmer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and increased population. 
  • ECC Meetings – Round 1. Eugene Climate Collaborative (ECC) partners met around six topic areas last summer to discuss the future physical conditions in Eugene, share the CAP2.0 process, and learn about the actions their organizations are planning on completing over the next 5-10 years.
  • Fossil Fuel and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs) Reduction Forecast. This paper measures the impact of ECC partner actions in reducing fossil fuel use and ghgs and comparing those reductions to our CRO goals.
  • ECC Meetings – Round 2. ECC partners met around six topic areas last fall to share the Fossil Fuel and GHGs Reduction Forecast, learn about additional actions ECC partners are planning to take, and gaining input on the Equity Panel process.
  • Gap Strategies. After learning that the ECC’s planned actions would not get us to the CRO goals, City Council directed the project team to compile a list of actions that could.  This document includes a variety of actions to consider as we chart a path towards reaching the CRO goals.
  • CAP2.0 Equity Panel.  Six local organizations that work with marginalized communities came together to share their priorities and concerns related to climate change.  Representatives from this Panel shared their recommendations with City Council in June.
  • Community Outreach and Engagement. The project team has been at events including CAP2.0 specific open houses, Making It Happen Fairs with the Planning Division, and Party in the Parks.  We’ve updated the website, added a blog, and created a video to better share our message.
The Sustainability Team will continue to be busy over the summer. 

We will have a draft CAP2.0 document to share with you in the fall.  We will also be working on an electric vehicle (EV) strategy, supporting work on the Northwest Natural agreement, and we will have more to share around our ongoing communications and engagement work.

For more information on the CAP2.0, please visit our website.