On Tuesday, Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone released her plan to address the climate crisis.
Her 'Green New Deal' for Portland calls for implementing a climate action test for all new policy, and resetting citywide climate targets in line with the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and all subsequent IPCC Reports. She plans to convene an Intergenerational Climate Summit to develop a community-led plan to tackle climate change while addressing the pressing challenges of transit access, gentrification, and displacement, as well as Portland’s housing affordability crisis. She believes that these issues are interconnected.
“We can harness our resources and empower our communities into a formidable force for change,” she explains in her plan.
This policy comes just eleven days after Iannarone officially filed as a mayoral candidate-- on the same day as the Portland Climate Strike, where she signed the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge and the Sunrise Movement Green New Deal Pledge. More about the climate policy can be found at sarah2020.com/greennewdeal.