Climate Emergency Declaration on June 30th! That's tomorrow!
By Diana M. and Janet Weil
As written, the Climate Emergency Declaration fails to meet the actual emergency. The City of Portland needs to spell out its annual decarbonization goals, with concrete plans for 10% yearly reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The two most important points to send to the City Council:
2050 is TOO LATE for net zero emissions. Net zero must be achieved by 2030 at the latest, in line with the science.
The City of Portland must put out yearly PUBLIC reports of progress on the decarbonization goals, not just have city staff report to the Council.