By Claire Waltman
People for Climate Action (PCA) is group of citizens in King County who are helping our local governments achieve their greenhouse gas reduction targets as described in the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C). With cities being responsible for roughly 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, they are in position to have a significant impact on climate change. Although King County and 15 cities signed onto the K4C, little reduction in greenhouse gas emissions has been achieved.
A number of cities around the world have made climate action plans but have struggled to make significant impact on their emissions. Portland, however, is an exception. Teaming up with Multnomah County, Portland has achieved a 20% reduction in their GHG despite population and job growth.
PCA, along with other environmental groups, has organized a presentation on May 11 by climate planner Susan Anderson to discuss what we can learn from Portland’s climate action planning. It is intended for anyone interested in climate change and local opportunities for action. You’re invited to come, have a cup of coffee and a snack, and be inspired to support our communities moving forward on climate change. Learn more at peopleforclimateaction.org.
Cities Climate Summit II: A Model for Success
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Sign-in at 9 am; Program 9:30 am - 12:15 pm