The Nature Conservancy in Oregon Statement on Executive Order for Climate Action
The Nature Conservancy in Oregon applauds Governor Kate Brown for taking bold executive action on climate. This is a great step forward to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon and helping ensure that Oregon does its part in addressing the global climate crisis.
“The climate crisis is a true emergency that will most impact our rural communities and those who live and work closest to our land and waters,” said Jim Desmond, Oregon State Director for The Nature Conservancy. "We’re pleased to see a dedicated focus on natural and working lands in Governor Brown’s executive order to protect the people and economies of Oregon.”
In report after report from the IPCC to the National Climate Assessment, the science is clear that we are running out of time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Oregonians sent clear signals to lawmakers that they want effective climate solutions right now. The diverse interests that support climate action demonstrate that people and businesses recognize the costs of carbon pollution and the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and investing in our natural and working lands.
“As a strong supporter of climate action in Oregon, The Nature Conservancy is grateful to Governor Brown and the legislative champions who worked tirelessly to build a better climate future for all Oregonians,” said Desmond. “We are inspired by the thousands of Oregonians from varied backgrounds and different parts of the state who came forward to support climate action. We will continue to collaborate on solving the most pressing issue of our time.”
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 79 countries and territories, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.