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%

+48%

Growth in our regional gross domestic product (GDP)

  • 6% 6%

-10%

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.

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.

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.

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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I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the families grieving their loved ones tragically lost this week.

While this natural disaster has touched us all, those who will never see their family members again deserve all our support.

At #COP26, countries accelerated progress towards closing the emissions gap, and agreed to come back to do more for our planet in 2022.

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You can watch this @PCCleads @PCCFoodWaste session with @R_Swannell, @ClimateMarcene, @OregonGovBrown, Jennifer Hennessey, Shereen D'Souza and Jane Ewing from @Walmart again here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fibGaK-kkoA https://twitter.com/R_Swannell/status/1457728955084070913

Protecting our coastal health is paramount. BC is working in collaboration with our partners on the West Coast to address the impacts of ocean acidification on our ocean ecosystems and coastal communities. @PCCleads

https://racetozero.unfccc.int/building-resilience-to-climate-ocean-change-along-the-west-coast-of-north-america-insights-for-international-partners/

From @COP26, I joined other Pacific Coast leaders from @PCCleads to launch the Low Carbon Construction Task Force. The use of low carbon building materials will help us reduce carbon pollution. https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-joins-other-pacific-coast-leaders-glasgow-launch-low-carbon-construction-task

ICYMI, @PCCleads @GovInslee @WadeCrowfoot @jjhorgan @KateBrownForOR announced game-changing Buy Clean like initiative by North American West coast govts, the 5th largest economy in the world, putting them in the lead on #embodiedcarbon #COP26 https://twitter.com/GovInslee/status/1457037930703179782

I’m joining @PCCleads and @OA_Alliance to discuss why the ocean matters in climate negotiations and how states like Oregon are leading ocean-related climate action. Watch live here 🔽 https://twitter.com/OA_Alliance/status/1457767116430577666

Looking forward to speaking at the @PCCleads event - Public-Private Partnership to reduce #FoodWaste along the West coast of North America – in the ‘America is All In’ Pavilion in the blue zone #COP26. #FoodSystems #CircularEconomy
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