Does Oregon need a Goal 20? We aren’t opposed to the idea. In the meantime, we also think that the 19 land use planning goals we’ve already got just happen to make a pretty good climate strategy.

Land use policy IS climate policy.

For nearly 50 years, Oregon’s land use planning program has helped keep Oregon ahead of the curve when it comes to the effects of climate change. Learn more about why land use planning and climate change mitigation go hand in hand.



More on our climate work
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What’s next for solar in Oregon

1000 Friends helped shape the 2023 legislation that will affect how communities site large-scale solar facilities in the state. Now, LCDC rulemaking is on the horizon, with the goal of identifying low-conflict areas for solar facilities so we can help meet climate goals while protecting valuable lands.

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Portland Climate Investment Plan passed

The Climate Investment Plan represents a unique opportunity for Portland to fund climate action equitably. Its comprehensive set of investments is designed to reduce carbon emissions, help vulnerable communities adapt to climate change, and center equity. This new investment in climate mitigation is possible through the CIP thanks to excess from the Portland Clean Energy Fund.

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Looking back at the Oregon Climate Action Plan

Meaningful climate action is necessary to defend the health and future of Oregon. In 2020, Governor Kate Brown signed executive order 20-04 establishing the Oregon Climate Action Plan (OCAP), a bold set of actions by state agencies to address our changing climate. In this Oregon Stories, we look back at OCAP and its successes, as well as highlight the future of the land use planning system and how we can use it to mitigate and adapt to climate change.