Sightline is releasing a new report today—What Is the Best Way to Ensure Climate Justice in Oregon?—describing how a census tract-based approach to climate justice, like the one California uses, faces difficulties in Oregon due to quirks of Oregon’s constitution and demographics. The report then points the way towards a homegrown Oregon approach to climate justice that electeds and advocates could pursue as part of either a statewide bill limiting climate pollution or a statewide transportation package.

Download the full report below:

Oregon Climate Justice Report, Sightline Institute, July 2016

Care to comment? The report is also featured in this article.

Thanks to Khanh Pham and Joseph Santos-Lyons of Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), Tony DeFalco of Verde, Shawn Fleek of OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, Robin Morris Collins of Willamette University, Maggie Tallmadge of the Coalition for Communities of Color, and Brendon Haggerty of Multnomah County Health Department for reviewing drafts of this report. Thanks to Brendon Haggerty and John Abbotts for helping compile the data. Thanks to Matt Stevenson at CoreGIS for designing the maps. Photo of healing walk by Ben Powless, used with permission.

July 25, 2016