Climate Action Plan Phase 2: Community Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Plan

Lane County Board Approves GHG Mitigation Plan

The second phase of the Climate Action Plan is  the Community Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Action Plan. The approved plan evaluates the most significant sources of emissions and develops actions to address those emissions. It serves as a roadmap for ways Lane County and our communities within it can reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

This plan follows high-impact practices (HIPs) that have been globally recognized to provide the largest, most cost effective reduction in GHG emissions. Sources of input included a community engagement campaign, recommendations from Lane County's Climate Advisory Committee, and meetings with stakeholder groups and county local governments.

The strategies are organized into three categories, those related to transportation, those related to energy consumption, and those related to food, goods, and services. The 10 High Impact Practices strategies can mitigate nearly 71% of the county's emissions by 2040 with existing technology levels, with the remaining 29% requiring new technological advancements.

After two years of planning, dozens of meetings with stakeholders including utilities, cities, transit districts, community members, and more our first draft Community Mitigation Plan is here. To explore how the above strategies accomplish the goals set forward by our stakeholders as well as other information about our mitigation strategy in Lane County, read the full report here.

Contact Information
Mark Nystrom
Lane County Climate Strategist

Cody Kleinsmith
Climate Resilience Analyst