State Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Strategy

Archived: 05/31/2014

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) set targets for six individual metropolitan areas to reduce GHG emissions from light-duty vehicles. The targets are intended to help meet the state's goal of reducing GHG emissions to 75% below 1990 levels by 2050 and provide guidance to local governments on how to reduce GHG emissions. In the Portland metropolitan area, land use and transportation scenario planning to meet these targets is required. These activities are encouraged in the other areas.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and DLCD have also:
  • Developed and adopted a Statewide Transportation Strategy;
  • Developed a toolkit to assist local governments and metropolitan planning organizations in reducing GHGs from motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds (lbs.) or less;
  • Educated the public about the need to reduce GHG emissions from motor vehicles and the related costs and benefits; and
  • Reported progress and recommendations to the state legislature.

(Reference Senate Bill 1059, 2010)