On June 14, 2006, Oregon Governor Kulongosky appointed a “Climate Change Integration Group.” The Governor has charged this new group with tracking the State’s progress on greenhouse gas emission reductions and examining the future economic implications of climate change for the state. The Climate Change Integration Group will continue the work of the 2004 Governor’s Advisory Group on Global Warming, which developed strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions as part of a West Coast Governors’ Global Warming Initiative. Some of the policies and measures recommended by the earlier group were endorsed by the Governor. Part of the new group’s responsibilities will be to track the progress of those efforts. The Climate Change Integration Group will also explore new opportunities for research on the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Map of States with Climate Change Commissions and Advisory Groups