In April 2001, Portland City Council and the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners adopted a joint Local Action Plan on Global Warming with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 10 percent below 1990 levels by 2010. This target is slightly more aggressive than the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which, though not ratified by the U.S., sets a national reduction goal of seven percent below 1990 levels by 2008 to 2012.
For more information:
- Global Warming Progress Report – issued June 2005
- Full Text of the Joint Local Action Plan on Global Warming – April 2001
- Portland Oregon Office of Sustainable Development has a section on Global Warming