Climate Smart Community Scenarios

Location
Portland Metro region: Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties , Oregon
Organization(s)
Oregon Health Authority, Metro Regional Government

Transportation produces 25% of the Portland, Oregon Metro region’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, contributing to a warming climate that could severely impact our health and quality of life. Our climate is already changing, and the way we work together to prevent future changes will have both immediate and long-term impacts on our well being. Changes in policies and infrastructure could limit exposure to air and noise pollution, encourage us to be more physically active, and reduce traffic-related injuries and deaths. By understanding impacts, tradeoffs and unintended consequences, we can both reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and improve the health of everyone in our region.

At a Glance

Status
In Progress
Completion Date
Expected August 2014
Decision-Level
Regional
Sector
Climate Change
Organization type
Government Agency