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News Release
You're invited! Join Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's Climate team at the fourth "Climate Conversations with BPS" virtual event. - 02/28/24

Join BPS staff, including PCEF team members, as they share how investments in community-led projects reduce carbon emissions, create economic opportunity and help make our city more resilient as we face a changing climate.

Portland, Ore.— The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) invites members of the community to attend the fourth “Climate Conversations” event on Wednesday, March 6, at noon and 6 p.m. In this fourth installment of community-learning event, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion at one of two identical presentations on the Climate Emergency Workplan. 

Learn how City of Portland staff, partners in the public and private sector, and you can make difference for our climate future.

Climate Conversations with BPS
Wednesday,March 6, 2024, 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting: 

Wednesday,March 6, 2024, 6:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Climate action is challenging work, and we are all in this together. From businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits to actions and engagement from community members, everyone has a role in helping reach our collective carbon reduction goals by 2050. 

Join the conversation and share your ideas and goals as well as ask questions. This is an opportunity for you to explore how policy and community actions work together to get us to net zero. 

Learn more and register for either of these identical presentations at: https://www.portland.gov/bps/climate-action/events 

This event is the fourth in a series called “Climate Conversations with BPS” where members of the community can learn more about the City’s Climate Justice work and ask questions of staff. Each event will highlight a new topic area. More events will be announced in 2024.

Learn more about Portland's sources of emissions and trends, and our pathways to net-zero carbon by 2050. 


About the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. BPS collaborates with community partners to provide comprehensive land use, neighborhood, district, economic, historic, and environmental planning, and urban design; research, policy and technical services to advance green building, energy efficiency and the use of solar and renewable energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system; and policy and actions to address climate change.

About the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund

The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) initiative was passed by 65% of Portland voters in November 2018. It provides a consistent, long-term funding source and oversight structure to ensure that our community's climate action efforts are implemented to support social, economic and environmental benefits for all Portlanders, particularly communities of color and low-income residents. The initiative was supported by a broad coalition of groups and individuals and represents the first environmental initiative in Oregon led by communities of color.

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