Implement the Bend Climate Action Resolution
Local action on climate is more important than ever. Cities and states must now take the lead on climate action.
On September 7, 2016 the Bend City Council adopted a resolution that lays out a clear and detailed pathway for Bend to move forward towards reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. The goals of the resolution put the City of Bend on track to be carbon neutral by the year 2030 and to reduce fossil fuel use for both City operations and the community-as-a-whole by 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050 (using 2010 or a more recent year as the baseline). The resolution calls for two climate action plans: one for City operations and one for the community. These action plans will be developed with substantial public input by a Climate Action Steering Committee (CASC) representing a wide range of community interests and perspectives. The resolution also provides for dedicated staffing at the City to oversee the creation and implementation of the climate action plans.
COCN’s Implement the Bend Climate Action Resolution campaign seeks to ensure the Bend City Council allocates resources to fulfill the commitments and goals of Bend’s adopted Climate Action Resolution.
Mike Riley, The Environmental Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-385-6908, www.envirocenter.org
Nikki Roemmer, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, email@example.com, 541-241-4762, www.olcv.org