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.
In order to reach this goal we are collaborating with the City of South Portland to establish a climate action and adaptation plan that will help us reach that ambitious goal. We recently issued a request for proposals for a consultant to help us develop our plan. After a rigorous review process, a selection committee of staff members from both cities have recommended working with a team led by Linnean Solutions. We will have more information about this planning effort shortly. You can find a copy of the RFP and the proposal submitted by Linnean Solutions in the documents section below.
The following programs are also underway to help achieve the City’s resiliency goals.
As part of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative Sustainability Series, Troy Moon, City of Portland Sustainability Coordinator, gave a presentation on the City's sustainability efforts past, present, and future, and how the City is preparing for a changing climate.