Leadership now for a sustainable tomorrow.

We are creating a job-rich and innovative economy that benefits all residents and leads the world in fighting climate change.

Since 2008…

we have reduced greenhouse gas emissions while growing the regional economy.

  • 32% 32%

+32%

Growth in our regional gross domestic product (GDP)

  • 6% 6%

-6%

Decline in region-wide greenhouse gas emissions

We are accelerating the transformation of energy systems, buildings, transportation, and food waste management.

Reducing Wasted Food

We are committed to reducing wasted food 50% by 2030 across the region. Between 25 to 40 percent of all food grown or imported into the U.S. and Canada for human consumption is never eaten, costing consumers and businesses $218 billion annually in the U.S., and $31 billion in Canada. The impact of food waste is felt not only in our landfills and our wallets, but also in its carbon footprint, amounting to 2.6 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Preventing wasted food altogether, and promoting rescue and recovery efforts downstream holds significant potential to reduce greenhouse emissions on the West Coast. Join us.

Creating a Low-Carbon and Resilient Economy

Leadership on climate policy and economic growth are not mutually exclusive. Over just four years from 2010-2014, clean economy jobs on the West Coast experienced 20% growth – more than twice as fast as regional jobs overall during the same period. Updating, improving and climate-proofing our infrastructure offers significant opportunity for investment and innovative partnerships to drive the clean, modern, resilient and robust economy of the future. The PCC Governors and Premier announced a Declaration on Climate Resilience at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit.

Transforming Transportation

Together, our governments, utilities, businesses, and residents are creating the transportation system of the future from working at the local level with urban transit agencies to procure only zero-emission transit buses by 2025 to leveraging state and provincial policies for zero emission vehicle market transformation. Find out more about how we seek to move people and goods in the low-carbon economy of the future in our Vision and Roadmap for a Low-Carbon Pacific Coast Transportation System.

Transitioning to Clean Energy

We have experienced an increase in non-hydroelectric renewable energy by over 250% from 2005 to 2015 in Pacific Coast jurisdictions through investments in wind and solar and policies like Renewable Portfolio Standards.

Decarbonizing Buildings

We’ve committed to implementing commercial building energy efficiency benchmarking and disclosure programs in 75% percent of all building square footage on the Pacific Coast.

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Join us with @goa_on @iaeaorg @Scripps_Ocean @oceanfdn @calnatresources @OPC_California @GovInslee @CiiCC_UST to talk about ocean acidification and hypoxia. Hear from regional networks in Latin America, Africa and the Pacific Region. 7 Dec., 10:15am, Chilean Pavilion! #BlueCOP

Learn more about our commitment to reduce wasted food 50% by 2030 and #JoinUs: http://pacificcoastcollaborative.org/food-waste/ #FoodWaste #ActOnClimate #COP25Madrid

Happening Now! Tune in to the live stream of a PCC event "Subnational Collaboration Across Borders: Reducing #FoodWaste" at #COP25Madrid https://www.wearestillin.com/us-climate-action-center-cop25-madrid-spain

Join us on 6 Dec. 12:30pm at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion for "Pacific Leadership and International Cooperation to Advance Regional Science and Mainstream OA into National Policies" @SprepChannel @spc_cps @ThomsonFiji Feat: New Zealand, Fiji and Tokelau #OA Action Plans

We're calling on food retailers and their supply chain partners to join the West Coast Voluntary Agreement to reduce and prevent wasted food by 50% by 2030. Learn more and join us >> http://pacificcoastcollaborative.org/food-waste/

@OA_Alliance was proud to contribute to this very important report published by partners at #BecauseTheOcean initiative outlining strategies for incorporating oceans and ocean acidification impacts and solutions into NDCs. Please download, read and share!
@COP25CL #BlueCOP https://twitter.com/RemiParmentier/status/1179455115381608449

New WA greenhouse gas data: More renewable power is helping to offset rising emissions from transportation and heating. Find out more - https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-to-know-us/News/2019/New-greenhouse-gas-emissions-data

Congratulations to WA state for making historic steps toward a clean energy future this week! Read more about the 5 bills @GovInslee signed last Tue on our website: http://ow.ly/mPpS50u5Dyo #PCCleads #WAleg #ActOnClimate