Climate Action

Back Cove Christmas Morning 2015

The City of Portland has committed to reducing community wide greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050 and transitioning to 100% clean energy for municipal operations by 2040. In addition, the City will need to prepare for rising seas caused by global climate change.

oneclimatefuture-logo-smallIn order to reach this goal we are collaborating with the City of South Portland on a climate action and adaptation plan called  ONE CLIMATE FUTURE.  To inform the plan we are conducting a comprehensive inventory of the greenhouse gas emissions from both communities that will include residential, commercial, and industrial emissions.  We will use the data to establish a benchmark against which we will measure our progress toward reducing overall emissions 80% by 2050.  We are committed to reaching every sector of our community during the planning process so we can share anticipated impacts of climate change and to get feedback about how to make sure Portland and South Portland remain vibrant and livable communities in the face of an uncertain climate future.  Please visit our climate action planning page at to learn more about the planning process and how you can get involved.

We also invite you to watch the kick off press conference featuring remarks by members of the Portland and South Portland Community. 

The following programs are also underway to help achieve the City’s resiliency goals. 

Bayside Adapts

Energy Benchmarking

Solar Power

Sustainability Series

Dec 4 2020 OCF PPL Talk

As part of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative Sustainability Series, Troy Moon, City of Portland Sustainability Coordinator, gave an update on the City’s sustainability efforts and the One Climate Future climate action and adaptation planning process.

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