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The Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) is a set of strategies that will guide both the City and the community as we work together to reduce our fossil fuel use.


Read the adopted Community Climate Action Plan or the Executive Summary.

  The City Council voted to approve the Bend Community Climate Action Plan on December 4, 2019. The City will appoint a new climate action/environmental advisory board in the first part of 2020 to advise on implementation details of the CCAP. 


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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

A plan to reduce fossil fuel use in Bend

The CCAP is a set of strategies that will guide both the City and the community as we work together to achieve fossil fuel reduction goals established by City Council Resolution 3044. The City formed the Climate Action Steering Committee to engage the community and recommend actions to City Council. The actions will encourage and incentivize businesses and residents, through voluntary efforts, to reduce GHG emissions and fossil fuel use.

Climate Action Vision: Neighbors businesses, and community leaders working together to preserve our natural environment while promoting economic opportunity and resilience for current and future generations.

Forming strategies to encourage voluntary action

The CCAP provides a strategic plan that encourages the Bend community to take voluntary actions to meet the following goals:

  • Develop and implement a Community Climate Action Plan that serves as a roadmap in supporting our community's path to a sustainable future.
  • Harness the resources and talents within Bend's community to take practical action across a wide range of sectors and activities.
  • Achieve a 40% decrease in fossil fuel use by 2030 and a 70% decrease by 2050 (from a baseline year of 2016).

Additionally, the CCAP will:

  • Seek co-benefits of reducing fossil fuel use, such as cost-saving, efficiency, public health, social equity, and other environmental enhancement opportunities.
  • Establish ways of measuring effectiveness and tracking progress on actions through benchmarks and project specific targets.
  • Identify implementation partners throughout the community responsible for collaborating on community-wide solutions.
  • Identify low-cost projects that are possible to implement in the near term, as well as investigating longer term projects.
  • Support the goals of other planning efforts, such as the City's Transportation System Plan and Deschutes County's Solid Waste Management Plan.
  • Provide a pathway for the City and community to evolve in a manner that balances social, environmental, and financial costs and benefits.

Achieving our goals together

The City of Bend convened a Climate Action Steering Committee (CASC) to engage the community and guide CCAP development because the City recognizes that we alone cannot achieve community-wide fossil fuel use reduction goals. The City must work with the community to share responsibility for reducing overall fossil fuel use, and community members must be willing to act. The CCAP planning process allows for the community to directly engage and partner with the City to achieve our climate action goals and create an action plan that is right for Bend.

The CASC is made up of 13 individuals appointed by City Council who represent Bend's diverse community, including the business community, the environmental community, youth community, other local government and institutions, and at-large members.

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