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Climate Emergency Declaration to be presented to City Council for adoption on June 30, 2020.
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Documents summarize public feedback by themes and offer potential actions that could be taken by the City to address the climate emergency.
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City Council action on the declaration is postponed. Next steps are forthcoming.
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(Updated March 16) So far, more than 100 Portlanders have submitted written comments, and staff have met with several organizations to gather feedback on the draft resolution.
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The climate crisis demands serious action. While the City of Portland is a leader on climate action nationally and globally, we know that we need to double-down and do more if we are going to meet emission reduction targets of 50% by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050.
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Trends from 1990 to 2017 show that Portland must do more to reduce emissions over next decade.