Climate Solutions builds a powerful constituency for local, regional and national action on climate and clean energy. We take our mission statement to heart and work to bridge divides to further propel action to stop the climate crisis.
City-led innovation: With 70% of climate pollution coming from urban centers, we need to catalyze replicable models of city-led clean energy innovation. New Energy Cities partners with small and medium-sized communities in the Northwest to achieve significant greenhouse gas reductions by 2030. We work with cities to set and attain quantifiable carbon reduction targets for buildings, transportation, and energy supply.
Diverse coalitions for climate action
Our region, spanning from California to British Columbia, stands as the world’s fifth largest economy. When done effectively, accounting for the prices of carbon pollution in our economy creates broadly shared prosperity, accelerates clean energy and establishes working, replicable models of solutions.
Climate Solutions and key partners are part of a multi-year coalition campaign for major climate progress along the West Coast. We are proud to be a member of two diverse state-level networks bringing together leaders from business, labor, communities of color, faith, environmental, health and other constituencies. These powerful coalitions, Renew Oregon and the Washington-based Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, are part of building the movement necessary to address climate change and accelerate clean energy.
Business Leadership: For years, we have worked to bring together executives and other business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors who are committed to regional leadership, strong action to reduce global warming pollution and a transition to a clean and energy-efficient economy. We know that business leaders from around the region share core principles around action, advocacy and leadership. By leading the way on climate and clean-energy policy, all businesses in the region will be best prepared to manage risks, seize opportunities and create a broadly shared and sustainable prosperity. Hundreds of businesses in Oregon and Washington are urging policymakers to advance our states' economic and energy security by tackling climate change. Oregon Business Climate Declaration or the Washington Business Climate Declaration